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Brett Favre hopes NFL issues raise awareness

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -

Three-time NFL Most Valuable Player Brett Favre says he believes domestic violence issues are "few and far between" in the league, but he hopes that the league's recent problems will raise "serious" awareness.

The 45-year-old retired quarterback was in Jackson on Thursday after he was elected to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

Favre grew up in Kiln, Mississippi, and played at Southern Mississippi before a long NFL career that's mostly known for his stint with the Green Bay Packers from 1992-2007.

Favre has kept a low profile since moving back to Mississippi after his retirement. He says he still watches football, but doesn't follow the NFL closely enough to have an opinion about whether Commissioner Roger Goodell should keep his job after his handling of the Ray Rice case.

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