March-August: Brett Favre breaks up with the Green Bay Packers

First, the longtime Green Bay Packer announced his retirement from the NFL on March 4. Then after rumors began to surface about Favre contacting Packers management in July, he admitted he was "guilty of retiring early" and claimed dishonesty on management's part, pressuring him to retire. After being formally reinstated by the NFL and a brief stint at training camp in August, Favre and Packers management finally moved the hell on. And Favre signed to play for the New York Jets. After that, well, you know what happened.
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( AP File Photo / August 8, 2008 )

First, the longtime Green Bay Packer announced his retirement from the NFL on March 4. Then after rumors began to surface about Favre contacting Packers management in July, he admitted he was "guilty of retiring early" and claimed dishonesty on management's part, pressuring him to retire. After being formally reinstated by the NFL and a brief stint at training camp in August, Favre and Packers management finally moved the hell on. And Favre signed to play for the New York Jets. After that, well, you know what happened.

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