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Is Anyone Shocked — Shocked! — to Hear That About Brett Favre?

It doesn’t seem possible that Brett Favre could get more national exposure. But here we go … Those of us who work in the mainstream media have been wondering when the Brett Favre sexting allegations would become a mainstream story. That day has arrived. It became OK to run with the story as soon as the NFL said Friday that it was looking into the allegations reported by Deadspin. That’s the Gawker Media sports blog that frequently straddles (and tramples) the fine line between irreverence and bad taste. That story, reported by Deadspin for the first time in early August, hit home on Thursday. There, in my e-mail, was a note from Deadspin editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio. “Can we have a phone conversation? Por favor.” We’d exchanged e-mails about Favre before. Nothing that salacious, though. In mid-August, one of Deadspin’s tipsters said he’d ridden an elevator with Favre at a hotel in a Twin Cities suburb, after Favre finally reported to the Minnesota Vikings. My wife, who was staying at the same hotel at the same …