|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The NFL has fined Brett Favre fifty-thousand dollars as he has failed to cooperate with the Jen Sterger sex scandal.
Apparently the charges are inconclusive as the league Commissioner, Roger Goodell was unable to conclude that Brett Favre had even violated the league’s personal conduct policy after reviewing the available evidence. They could not link the sexy photos that Jenn Sterger received back to Brett Favre. The league also found no evidence that would contradict the statements of both parties suggesting that they never met in person. There was also no evidence found that would suggest that Sterger had engaged in inappropriate conduct.
So why is Favre being fined $50k? Well the Commissioner wasn’t happy with the negative attention he brought to the NFL. Goodell fined the quarterback for the lack of honesty and cooperation during the investigation. The Sterger camp is very disappointed with the conclusions, they believe that Favre received preferential treatment during the investigation, as there is plenty of evidence to prove that Favre acted inappropriately and that the sexy photos did in fact come from him. The allegations against the 41-year-old quarterback surfaced on the website Deadspin, which on Oct. 7 posted a video that included text messages and voicemails allegedly left by the quarterback for Sterger, including one in which he invites her to his hotel.
The video ends with several below-the belt photos , said to be of Favre, that were allegedly sent to Sterger.
The League claims that some fault belongs to the Sterger camp as they failed to bring the claim to their attention until a whole two years after the incidents allegedly occurred. Brett Favre will not be suspended, not that it even matters now, the season finale is this weekend and the quarterback is retiring next season. Not to mention the fact that Favre is injured and so may not play in the 2010 NFL regular season finale in Week 17, this Sunday. The Vikings came up pathetically short of their Super Bowl expectations in 2010. Favre threw 19 interceptions against 11 touchdowns and will finish the season with a passer rating of 69.9, the lowest of his career. He also battled numerous injuries, had his NFL-record streak of 297 consecutive starts snapped, and saw head coach Brad Childress fired mid-season.