In an interview with "Sports Illustrated", BRETT FAVRE said he went to rehab THREE TIMES during the mid-'90s, for drug and alcohol addictions. The first time was in 1993 or 1994, for Vicodin.
The second time was also for pills, in 1995 . . . the first year he won the MVP award. He said, quote, "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.' I was the MVP on a pain-pill buzz."
He was also binge drinking. He wouldn't admit to having a drinking problem at that time, so maybe it's not surprising that he went back to rehab in 1998. That time, it was only for alcohol.
When he got out, he started realizing how alcohol was ingrained in his life. He realized the only reason he played golf was to drink . . . and he'd think, 'How many beers can we drink in 18 holes?'
Favre won three straight MVPs from 1995 through 1997 . . . and he won his only Super Bowl in the 1996 season.