On Thursday, the Packers’ official website briefly reported that Brett Favre was retiring, but the page under the breaking news section was live for only a few minutes. A canned article had been created in case Brett Favre were to retire, and somehow, the page was accidentally leaked to the breaking news section of packers.com. Retirement for Favre would be a bad option at this point considering the receiver core that he has surrounding him.
“There’s nothing to it,” Packers spokesman Jeff Blumb told the Associated Press. “People who handle our website had set up a dummy page in the event he was to retire. They were asked to take down that page.”