UPDATE: Favre Impersonator Shows up at Packers Practice

UPDATED Wednesday, August 24, 2011 --- 10:50 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A Brett Favre lookalike says he wasn't trying to fool anyone when he showed up at Green Bay Packers practice last week wearing the former quarterback's jersey and signing autographs.

Kirk Ermatinger of Ripon says he was shocked when he saw the story and his picture all over the Internet.

WGBA-TV (http://bit.ly/pTdBaL ) says Ermatinger signed autographs but doesn't say whether it was Favre's name he signed.

The 47-year-old says he's often told he looks a lot like Favre, down to the gray sideburns.

He says he didn't know the picture was taken and he didn't intend to create a stir. He also says he wore the Favre jersey because it's his only Packers jersey.

Favre's travel coordinator said his boss hasn't been in town since the last Minnesota Vikings game.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2011 --- 2:40p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A man who looks a lot like Brett Favre has been impersonating the retired quarterback around Green Bay, wearing a No. 4 jersey and even signing autographs.

David Thomason, who is Favre's travel coordinator, tells the Green Bay Press-Gazette (http://bit.ly/nFJyyp) he was notified the man appeared at Packers practice Thursday and showed up at several sports bars in the area.

Thomason says it's definitely not his boss, who he says hasn't been in Green Bay since the Minnesota Vikings played at Lambeau Field last season.

The owner of Stadium View Bar & Grille in Ashwaubenon says the man came into his bar Thursday night and signed autographs for about 15 minutes. He says the man "keeps his head down so you can't get that good of a look at him."

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Information from: Green Bay Press-Gazette, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.


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