SI.com: NFL had to do something about Favre allegations
December 30th, 2010
12:41 PM ET

SI.com: NFL had to do something about Favre allegations

The NFL's $50,000 fine against Brett Favre, for failing to cooperate with its investigation of lewd photos and voice mails allegedly sent to former Jets employee Jenn Sterger, came as no surprise to SI.com's Peter King.

With pressure on the league to address the accusations, Commissioner Roger Goodell was compelled to act in some way, King says.

But does the penalty Favre received suit the offenses he was accused of? That remains a cause for debate, but the mere fact that Favre received this punishment speaks volumes about the league and the position it found itself in, King contends.

"This basically was such a black eye for the league that Roger Goodell felt that he had to act in some way, and so a fine and sort of a public slap on the wrist was what he felt like he should do," King told Inside Report's Maggie Gray. "I think the big story here is that it's obvious that they could not absolutely, definitively connect the lewd photos that were sent to Jenn Sterger were absolutely sent from Brett Favre and were pictures of Favre himself."

Meanwhile, bowl madness rolls along today (all times Eastern, all on ESPN):

Armed Forces Bowl (noon): SMU vs. Army

Pinstripe Bowl (3:20 p.m.): Syracuse vs. Kansas State

Music City Bowl (6:20 p.m): North Carolina vs. Tennessee

Holiday Bowl (10:00 p.m.): Nebraska vs. Washington

By the Numbers

45: Number of points scored by the Heat's Dwyane Wade during Miami's 125-119 rout of the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

880: Number of victories Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has earned during his career. The Blue Devils' win Wednesday against UNC-Greensboro moved Coach K to No. 2 on the all-time wins list, surpassing North Carolina rival Dean Smith. He trails former boss Bobby Knight by 22.

12: Number of consecutive games in which Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon posted at least one touchdown and 100 yards receiving. The Cowboys thumped Arizona 36-10 in the Alamo Bowl on Wednesday night.


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soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Big Joe

    THE FBI AND CIA SET ME UP.

    December 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Big Joe

    THE JEWS, CLINTONS, AND CIA RUN AMERICA

    December 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Big Joe

    I WANT MY $85000 YOUR RAGHEAD

    December 30, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Big Joe

    HORZSE ALL OF YOU COWERDS

    December 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tomcat

    @ Big Joe hmmm. Close but no dr bad. We all miss his rants. Aggravating, but crazy!

    December 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Purple Cheese Helmet

    The girl wants to get in Pkay boy before she expires and what better way. Whether it happened or not she isn't worth a damn for turning him in.

    December 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Fred Bartkowski

    Jenn has seen more di'cks than an army doctor.

    December 30, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. DefaultName

    Jenn Sterger was already in Playboy. I'm not buying the "damaged delicate flower" routine from her either. Favre was definitely after her though. An innocent man would deny everything publicly until he was blue in the face. He's a real nice guy for running around his cancer laden wifey.

    December 30, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ArmyNurse

    Has anyone seen my baddy waddy oompkins?

    December 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fred Bartkowski

    One of the voices in my head has told Dr. Mhendi is studying for the postal exam in Costa Rica.

    December 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dj

    Big Joe must have passed out finally

    December 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. helenhull102951

    Sounds like big joe might have missed his turn in the MEDICATION LINE and definetly his SPELLING class at the mental hospital... He must be from Calif...

    January 1, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. helenhull102951

    Hey big joe, the meds are at 9:00am and 3:00pm everyday, spelling is 3rd period EVERYDAY!!! Don't forget to say howdy to your mental illness doctor out there in sunnydale, Calif.

    January 1, 2011 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
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