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Sterger meets with NFL about Favre

NEW YORK — Jenn Sterger, the Gaither graduate who allegedly received lewd photos and inappropriate text messages from Vikings quarterback Brett Favre met with NFL investigators Thursday, her manager said.

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Phil Reese said in an e-mail Sterger met with league officials and "we cooperated fully by providing them with substantial materials in our possession."

The NFL is examining if Favre sent Sterger messages and photos while he was with the Jets in 2008 and she was a game host for the team.

The league had no comment.

Favre could face disciplinary action under the league's personal-conduct policy.

The allegations arose last month in a report on the website Deadspin. The site said Sterger wouldn't agree to an interview and acknowledged it paid a third party for the texts, voice mails and graphic photos, said to be of Favre, that it posted.

Browns LB collapses

BEREA, Ohio — Browns linebacker Marcus Benard went to a hospital for testing after collapsing in the locker room. His status was not available.

Benard, who has a team-high 4½ sacks was sitting in a chair in front of his cubicle when he fell. Some teammates believed he was joking before linebacker Matt Roth yelled for a trainer.Benard, 25, did not appear to lose consciousness and his eyes were open as members of Cleveland's training staff checked on him.

More Browns: Quarterback Jake Delhomme practiced for the first time since aggravating his high right ankle sprain on Oct. 10. His availability for Sunday hasn't been determined.

Baltimore cop unpunished: Baltimore County police say they won't discipline an officer who got an autograph from Ravens running back Ray Rice after warning him about the tint on his car's windshield. A spokesman said investigators determined Rice didn't get special treatment Monday and there was no quid pro quo. Rice posted a statement on Twitter that suggested he got out of a ticket in exchange for the autograph. He deleted the post and later said it was poorly worded.

Harvin out again: Vikings receiver Percy Harvin missed his second practice because of a migraine. His status for Sunday hasn't been determined. Also, receiver Sidney Rice, out all season after hip surgery, went through practice. If he is to play, the Vikings have until Saturday to activate him from the physically unable to perform list.

Bengals: Starting right tackle Andre Smith was diagnosed with a broken left foot, which was stepped on during a pass-protection drill Wednesday. It's the same foot he broke last season as a rookie. It hasn't been determined if he will need surgery or return this season.

Bills: Linebacker Shawne Merriman, claimed off waivers last week, won't play Sunday after aggravating his right Achilles' tendon injury Wednesday, during his first practice with the team. Also, the home game will be blacked out in the Buffalo area because it did not sell out.

Cardinals: The team said it "rested" running back Beanie Wells but he should practice today. Wells had been limited in practice for two weeks by an allergic reaction to the injection of a medication used to lubricate his right knee. Wells has missed two games after arthroscopic surgery on the knee.

Giants: Receiver Steve Smith left practice early after hurting a pectoral muscle. Coach Tom Coughlin said he was unsure about the extent of the injury or if it will keep him out Sunday.

Patriots: Running back Fred Taylor, who has missed five games with a turf toe on each foot, said he hopes to play Sunday. He was limited at practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

Seahawks: Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was cleared to practice and play after sitting out Sunday with a concussion.

Titans: Quarterback Vince Young practiced for the first time since spraining his left ankle in Tennessee's last game (Oct. 31 against the Chargers). He split reps with Kerry Collins, but coach Jeff Fisher said he expects Young to take most of the snaps today. Sunday's starter hasn't been determined.

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