November 29, 1983 |
|Residence||Hoboken, New Jersey|
|Alma mater||Florida State University|
|Occupation||Model, reporter, comedian|
Jennifer "Jenn" Lynette Sterger (born November 29, 1983) is a model and television personality, and former online columnist for Sports Illustrated. She has worked as the "Gameday Host" for the New York Jets and was a co-host of the 2010 Versus sports news show The Daily Line.
Sterger was born in Miami and attended Gaither High School near Tampa before attending Florida State University (FSU). Sterger - with C.J. Perry, Allison Torres and Jessica Fuqua - was one of a group called the FSU Cowgirls, known for wearing skimpy clothing and cowboy hats to football games, and she first came to attention when she was shown on national television during a 2005 Florida State–Miami football game. On seeing the shot, announcer Brent Musburger commented on-air that "1,500 red-blooded Americans just decided to apply to Florida State."
Modeling and acting
Sterger has posed in Maxim and Playboy magazines and was a spokesperson for Dr Pepper and Sprint. 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.
After contributing two articles to Sports Illustrated, Sterger, for some time, wrote a Wednesday feature on SI.com's "Scorecard Daily." In August 2008, the New York Jets hired her to be the "Gameday Host" for the team.
Sterger was a regular segment host on the 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.
After seven months on the air, Versus cancelled The Daily Line, a show she co-hosted, as of November 4, 2010. In 2011, Sterger worked as a reporter on specials for Fuel TV. In 2012 she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.
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). The league said its sole focus was on whether Favre violated workplace conduct policy, not to “make judgments about the appropriateness of personal relationships.” Favre admitted to sending voicemails, but not images to Sterger. 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.
Return to Florida State
Sterger made her return to the Florida State sidelines in her famous cowgirl attire during the Seminoles game against rival Florida on November 29, 2014.
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- Byte Me: 20 Hottest Women of the Web at IMDb
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- Jesse McKinley, "Deceived by Her Looks", The New York Times, January 18, 2013.
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- "EXCLUSIVE: Jenn Sterger Demanding Photos Be Removed From Website" March 19, 2011, Radar Online
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