The Green Bay Packers have no plans to retire Brett Favre's No. 4 jersey in 2014, according to various local media reports that were privvy to a conference call with team president Mark Murphy on Thursday.
According to Murphy, there's hesitancy because of the reception Favre might receive due to his tenuous departure from Green Bay.
“That is an issue,” Murphy is quoted as saying by Bill Huber of Packer Report. “He doesn’t want (to get booed), and neither do we. He wouldn’t want to come back and get booed. You can’t control 80,750 people. I really think as time goes on, every year that passes, it’s less likely that he would get booed, but that is an issue.”
Apparently the Packers aren't ruling out Favre returning to Lambeau Field to attend a game, but no formal ceremoney to honor him is in the works.
Murphy has said on several occasions that the Packers have been in communication with Favre, and at one point last season tried to bring him back for a game, which was prevented by the high schoool team Favre coached reaching the Mississippi state championship.
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