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Packers CEO wants to retire Bret Favre's No 4. jersey

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   July 7, 2013 at 6:07 PM   |   Comments

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July 7 (UPI) -- There isn't enough bad blood between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers to prevent the team from retiring his jersey.

Months after Green Bay Packers CEO Mike Murphy said his team intended to bring the retired QB "back in the fold," he wrote Saturday on the Packers' website that Favre "deserves to have his number retired."

"He deserves to have his number retired for what he accomplished, and meant to the Packers, during his time here," Murphy said.

It is really just a question of timing in terms of retiring his jersey. The timing has to be right for both Brett and the organization. Brett will be a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2016, and we would like to retire his number prior to his induction. I know that many of our fans were upset that Brett played for the Vikings. As time goes by, though, I think wounds are healed and people focus more on the great things he did for the team during his 16 years here. As the recent signings by Greg Jennings and Desmond Bishop show, many players in the League go on to play for rivals later in their careers.
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