How this kid made it four years without succumbing to ridicule and asskickings I'll never know, but somehow he did. And what does he have to show for it? A tattered Brett Favre jersey, and the knowledge that people everywhere think he's weird.
Finally, David Witthoft shunned his Brett Favre jersey for the first time in 1,581 days.
The Ridgefield, Conn. boy, 12, wore the No. 4 jersey every day since receiving it as a gift for Christmas in 2003. David's father, Chuck Witthoft, said Monday that his son's last day wearing the jersey was April 23 — his 12th birthday.
Witthoft conceded his son was starting to become more concerned about his appearance after the jersey barely came down to his belt line.
Witthoft first gained national attention three years ago, and attended his first Packers game in December. He's also planning to attend the Sept. 8 game when the Packers retire Favre's No. 4.
His mother, Carolyn, had washed the jersey every other day and mended it when needed.
Do you hear that Brett? You have to come back! The kids and their wardrobes need you! Oh, you were planning on it already? Nevermind then.