Darren Sharper thinks Favre should shut up about Javon Walker
Sharper levels some sharp criticism at Favre
Posted: May 4, 2005
Not that Green Bay's rivalry with Minnesota needs any more fuel, but it got a little more on Wednesday when Vikings safety Darren Sharper strongly criticized Packers quarterback Brett Favre for sticking his nose into wide receiver Javon Walker's contract dispute.
Sharper, the former Packers safety, made his comments on "The Afternoon Blitz," a show co-hosted by John Riggins and Adam Schein on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Sharper was asked what weight Favre's words can carry with another player on the Packers.
"No weight," Sharper said. "They don't carry any weight right now because Javon Walker is a Pro Bowl player and he's going to do what he wants to do. He is not in Javon's shoes right now. Javon should not pay attention to his comments at all."
In the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Tuesday, Favre criticized Walker, who missed minicamp last week, for attempting to get the Packers to give him a new contract even though his current one does not end for two more years.
"What's going on with the minicamps and whether or not Javon's there - Brett wasn't at minicamp so it really doesn't make a difference who is there," said Sharper. "He wasn't there, so he shouldn't have anything to say about Javon not being there."
Favre was excused from minicamp.
Sharper said Favre has no business injecting his point of view into Walker's contract business.
"Brett shouldn't have anything to say about that," Sharper said. "I have the utmost respect for Brett and what he feels as far as guys on his team but when it comes to contract situations, those are personal matters. Brett should not have anything to say about that. It has nothing to do with him."
Sharper played for the Packers for eight seasons before being released for salary-cap reasons. Sharper then signed with the Vikings.
Re: Darren Sharper thinks Favre should shut up about Javon Walker
Its good to get a bit of unrest in other camps