GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- It's unclear why Brett Favre changed his mind about attending this weekend's mandatory minicamp in Green Bay.
But, it will spare Packers coach Mike McCarthy from having to deal with what could have become a tense situation.
If McCarthy had refused to excuse Favre's absence from the mandatory minicamp and fined him, he would have risked agitating the three-time MVP.
But if McCarthy had formally excused Favre from minicamp, he might have angered other players who put aside their own family commitments to attend the minicamp.
Favre told the Biloxi Sun-Herald earlier this week he planned to stay home in Mississippi because he's recovering from offseason ankle surgery and wanted to help prepare for his daughter's high school graduation.