Brett Favre could be serious about retiring from the NFL this time if the latest Favre “buzz” news is true.

Word is spreading fast on the web that Brett Favre is a potential contestant for Season 12 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, set to air March 21. Dancing with the Stars has become a popular launching pad for retired or soon-to-be retired NFL stars seeking careers in the public eye. Chad Ochocinco, Emmitt Smith, Kurt Warner, Jerry Rice and Warren Sapp have all been contestants on the show.

USA Today raised an interesting point about the potential Brett Favre Dancing with the Stars casting. How exactly does ABC reconcile happy, sunshine DWTS with Brett Favre scandals (i.e. Jenn Sterger being the latest)?

There’s no official confirmation yet from either Favre or ABC’s camps yet. Should this casting go through, I’d have absolutely no problems with it.

DWTS is no stranger to controversial characters. Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah Palin, proved to be a popular contestant. Tucker Carlson, Shannen Doherty and even R&B singer Brandy (who was involved in a fatal car accident) all re-branded their public images.

Besides, you can guarantee DWTS ratings will score with a Brett Favre casting. If I’m an ABC executive, I’m booking Brett Favre tomorrow because you never know if he’ll change his mind.