GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Retired quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his Hall of Fame career to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol.
Favre told Sports Illustrated he took as many as 14 Vicodin at one time during the 1995 season in Green Bay. Favre won the first of his three consecutive Most Valuable Player awards that season.
"It is really amazing, as I think back, how well I played that year," Favre said. "That was an MVP year for me. But that year, when I woke up in the morning, my first thought was, `I gotta get more pills.'"