Favre makes a wager with baseball team on return

ATLANTA (Reuters) - A college baseball team could determine whether veteran quarterback Brett Favre plays in the NFL next season.

"Let's make a bet," Favre told members of the University of Southern Mississippi baseball team on Thursday, the Biloxi Sun-Herald reported on its website (www.sunherald.com).

"If you guys go back to the College World Series this year I will come back and play," the 40-year-old Minnesota Vikings quarterback said. "How about that?

"You go back and I go back."

Southern Mississippi, Favre's alma mater, played in the tournament last year and is ranked among the top 30 teams in the country this year.

"I don't know - yet," said the NFL's all-time passing leader, who has retired twice and returned, first to play for the New York Jets in 2008 and then the Vikings in 2009.

(Writing by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Steve Ginsburg)