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Favre sticks to script, declines to address rift

GREEN BAY (AP) -- Brett Favre stuck to the script today on his return to Lambeau Field.

He declined to address his public rift with the Green Bay Packers when he spoke to reporters while on hand to present former teammate Frank Winters for induction into the Packers' Hall of Fame at a banquet tonight.

Favre spoke only about his former center's career before abruptly stepping off the stage and ducking out a side door.

But Favre did pause to praise the place where he used to play - and now is trying to play his way out of.

He says Green Bay is a special place with a lot of tradition, and he knows that's how Winters also feels about it.

Winters says he's glad Favre kept his commitment to present him to the Hall of Fame despite the fact that it might be an awkward situation.

He had asked Favre to be his presenter several months ago.

Favre retired in early March but now is saying he wants to return to play. But the Packers have been preparing all spring and summer for Aaron Rodgers to take over at quarterback.

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