Who is Jennifer Lynette Sterger?

Who is Jennifer Lynette Sterger? The entertainment and acting world knows her as Jenn Sterger, she is a model and television personality, and former online columnist for Sports Illustrated. In August 2008, the New York Jets hired her to be the "Gameday Host" for the team.[1]


Modeling and acting

Sterger was born November 29, 1983 in Miami, Florida. She rose to fame after she was shown on national television during a 2005 Florida StateMiami football game.[2] On seeing the shot, announcer Brent Musburger commented that "1,500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State."[2] She was one of the FSU Cowgirls, who are known for their combination of minimal tops, short shorts, and cowboy hats.She has since posed in both Maxim and Playboy magazines. Sterger is also the "Sports Babe" for Sprint Exclusive Entertainment. Sterger was featured on the E!: Entertainment Television show Byte Me: 20 Hottest Women of the Web that originally aired in March 2008, where she was #19 on their list.
In 2009, Sterger had her breast implants removed, stating that they had served their purpose for her career, and that she was tired of being stereotyped.[3][4]
Sterger has minor roles in two films released in 2010, The Tenant and Don't Fade Away.[5]

Sports journalism

After contributing two articles to Sports Illustrated,[6][7] Sterger, for some time, wrote a Wednesday feature on SI.com's "Scorecard Daily."
Sterger was a regular segment host on the recent ABC show Race to March Madness. The nationally televised weekly show highlighted the best teams in NCAA men's basketball and how the season was shaping up prior to the tournament. She hosted a weekly segment where she visited a top school's campus and interviewed players, coaches and fans of the respective teams.
On March 4, 2010 it was announced that she would be competing directly with ESPN's 6pm ET SportsCenter by co-hosting a new show on Versus called The Daily Line, which debuted on April 5. Jenn said, "I always felt sports TV was a bunch of guys in suits yelling at me. Other shows don't exactly know how to use social media and the Web," says Sterger. "Since I'm practically living on the Web, I've got a pulse on what going on out there.....And I'll be personally accessible to the audience, except for my personal phone number."[8] After seven months on the air, Versus cancelled The Daily Line as of November 4, 2010.[9]

Allegations against Brett Favre

In October 2010, reports surfaced on the website Deadspin that NFL quarterback Brett Favre was alleged to have sent Sterger several suggestive text messages, voicemails asking her to come to his hotel room, and explicit photos of himself while he was the quarterback for the New York Jets and she was a sideline reporter for the Jets (these events were said to have happened during the 2008 football season).[10][11]The league said its sole focus was on whether Favre violated workplace conduct policy, not to “make judgments about the appropriateness of personal relationships.”[12] Favre admitted to sending voicemails, but not images to Sterger. [13]He was later fined $50,000 for "failure to cooperate" with the investigation. The NFL stated that it "could not conclude" that Favre had violated the personal conduct policy, and that there was not sufficient evidence to establish if Favre had sent the photos.[14] Sports agent Phil Reese posted photos of Sterger (in reference to Brett Favre) to promote Player Public Relations in New York on his official website. Sterger's lawyer stated on March 19, 2011 that "Sterger never intended to profit in anyway from Brett Favre's communications. My client has remained silent about this for four years now and the truth is that it has impaired her employment opportunities. She does not want to be known as the Brett Favre 'text woman' and Mr Reese has no right to have any communications in his possession. He will have to return them or we will pursue our litigation against him which we are very confident will be successful." [13]

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