I finally found an article that discusses the logical implications of Favre's conversation with the Lions. I couldn't agree with the article any more. Check it out here.
Personally I think this is just a case of the media manufacturing a controversial story. Sadly I have to agree with Dave when he says that "for the life of me, even after hours of soul searching, I can't figure out why so many people are so willing, even eager, to believe the worst about Brett Favre."