Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports says that Brett Favre was told by Vikings' head coach Brad Childress that he would be benched for the 3rd quarter of last night's loss to the Carolina Panthers. Favre refused and stayed in the game.
“Yeah, there was a heated discussion, I guess you would call it,” Favre told reporters afterwards. “We were up 7-6 at the time. No secret, I was getting hit a little bit. I felt the pressure on a lot of plays. We had seven points. So I think everyone in the building was like, ‘They’re not moving the ball, they’re not getting points.’ Brad wanted to go in a different direction and I wanted to stay in the game.”