|Favre planning to skip minicamp, but hasn't yet been excused|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 15 May 2007 16:19|
MILWAUKEE (AP) -Although Brett Favre plans to skip the Green Bay Packers' mandatory minicamp this weekend, he might not be excused by Packers coach Mike McCarthy.|
McCarthy was not available for comment Tuesday, but team spokesman Jeff Blumb said that as far as McCarthy was concerned, ``the camp is mandatory.''
The Packers' three-day minicamp begins Friday, and Favre could face fines from the team if he fails to show up without being formally excused.
Favre told the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald that because he is unable to practice while recovering from offseason ankle surgery, he is going to stay home in Mississippi - where he'll apparently try his hand at party planning.
``They were going to have me sit out anyway,'' Favre said, in a story that appeared on the paper's Web site on Tuesday. ``To be honest, we have (daughter) Brittany graduating in two weeks. Instead of going up there and not doing anything, I will be better off being at home because of graduation parties and banquets.''
Favre said the move is not related to his frustration with the team's unwillingness to complete a trade for wide receiver Randy Moss.
``I am frustrated,'' Favre told the paper. ``But being frustrated and not going are not related.''
Favre spent Saturday grousing about the Packers' front office in a handful of interviews conducted at his charity golf tournament in Tunica, Miss. On Sunday, Fox Sports' Web site reported that Favre's agent requested a trade shortly after the Packers failed to land Moss during the NFL draft last month. Moss instead was traded from Oakland to New England.
Favre issued a statement through the team on Monday saying he didn't want to be traded.
``I was frustrated a couple weeks back when Randy Moss was traded to New England,'' Favre said. ``I never wanted to be traded and I don't want to be traded. I want to be in Green Bay. I want to finish my career as a Packer. Sometimes when I get frustrated I let my emotions get the better of me.''
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