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Favre's Twitter account was hacked?

Mar 08, 2012 -- 6:45pm

By DREW OLSON
dolson@espnwisconsin.com

When Brett Favre joined the Twitterverse, plenty of people -- including me and my very Twitter-savvy colleague Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) -- were skeptical. We wondered if the account -- @Brettfavre4 -- was legit. We wondered if it really was the former quarterback composing complimentery tweets about Russell Wilson. When activity on the account increased, we wondered if Favre was tweeting on his own or had a "ghost tweeter" doing the job for him.

Turns out, it was neither.

Favre's account was hacked. At least that's the story tonight...

We got a press release minutes ago from Favre's official website, which included information about discounted autographed 8x10 photos. Here is the statement:

Greetings Brett Favre fans,

Please accept our sincere apologies regarding the information that we passed along regarding Brett's new Twitter account last Friday, March 2nd.  Since Monday, March 5th an unknown party has taken over Brettfavre4 and has been tweeting without authorization.
 
At this time neither Mr. Favre or ourselves have any idea who is tweeting for him on his account.  It is most certainly NOT him or anyone he is associated with.  From Friday evening until Sunday night last weekend this account was the actual Brett Favre Twitter page, and was the actual Brett Favre, himself tweeting.  The last REAL tweet from Brett was to Russell Wilson Sunday evening.  Anything after this was an imposter that somehow gained access to his account and began posting bogus tweets.  Once again we apologize, and if any news comes up surrounding this disaster we will inform you all immediately.
 
On another note, we would like to let you know that it has been a very busy week for the Favres.  Deanna unfortunately had a bad accident recently while riding her mountain bike, requiring some minor surgery, but she is recovering well.  Luckily this incident will not interfere with her and Brett's upcoming trip to the Bahamas with their daughter Breleigh for her spring break.  This is the second year in a row Brett has been able to do a family spring break trip, and he is thrilled!
 
Thanks for your support,
 
Official Brett Favre Admin
 

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