If this is true, than Brett Favre is playing a very dangerous game indeed. His entire career has been based on the notion that he was different than everyone else. More than anyone else, he has been held up as the athletic ideal - the man who played the game for all the best reasons. If it is really true that he reneged on a deal and now is just doing everything he can to turn public opinion in his favor, then his image will be shattered, and he will be revealed as just another businessman wearing a uniform.
I hope I'm wrong about all of this, but I have a feeling that it is going to end very badly, and that no one will come out of it unscathed. I might even go out on a limb so far as to say that you can write the Packers off as a serious contender right now - before training camp even starts.