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By PFW staff

The Jets say that two massage therapists accusing the team of blacklisting them have exaggerated their relationship with the team.

Shannon O'Toole and Christina Scavo have sued former Jets QB Brett Favre, the team and Lisa Ripi, another massage therapist with the Jets. They are seeking unspecified damages and claim they were blacklisted for objecting to inappropriate texts from Favre.

"The relationship (with the team) they seek to portray could not be further from the truth," Jets lawyer Gary H. Glaser wrote in response to the therapists' lawsuit, according to The Associated Press.

The team said the two therapists worked for the team for a combined total of five days over two years and that they never alerted the team of their concerns. The Jets say they took their massage business elsewhere because their training facility moved locations in 2008. 

Favre was fined $50,000 in December by commissioner Roger Goodell for not being up front with investigators regarding inappropriate messages and photos he allegedly sent Jenn Sterger, a Jets game hostess.

Scavo and O'Toole sued Favre days after the fine was announced.

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