NFL fines Brett Favre $50,000
December 29th, 2010
01:33 PM ET

NFL fines Brett Favre $50,000

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was fined $50,000 by the National Football League for failing to cooperate with an investigation into whether he sent sexually explicit messages to women, the league said Wednesday.

However, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, based on the evidence available, "could not conclude that Favre violated league policies relating to workplace conduct," the league said.

Favre was alleged to have sent inappropriate messages to Jenn Sterger, a female employee of the New York Jets while he was on the Jets roster in 2008.

"The forensic analysis could not establish that Favre sent the objectionable photographs to Sterger," the league's statement said.

It also said Sterger had not engaged in any inappropriate activity.

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  1. FAV-REdiculous

    Another example of a person in the spotlight getting away with something. I guess they (NFL) support inappropriate behavior.

    Vick to start in Pro-Bowl....thats another ridiculous idea. I guess they (NFL) support Dog Killers!

    December 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • FanDango

      So you are saying that Vick doesnt deserve to be in the pro bowl because of his past offences in which he already paid his debt to society even though he out performed most players?

      December 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. txkboy

    It smells like she made a pass at him and got rejected. This is her "big" payback.

    December 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • FanDango


      December 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      Gee – glad you have some facts to back that up. You do know what facts are, don't you?

      December 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jay - Colorado

    Just a slap on the wrist to the weasel-eyed inbred piece of Mississippi white trash..........

    December 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Flan

      I am also from Mississippi but I totally agree with you on this one. That is why I never go back there. Stupid Mississippi idiot! LOL. If he isn't guilty just cooperate. That is all it would have taken. But like alot say on here he has to be guilty of this. Hopefully his wife will dump his sorry a**. He should have retired a few years ago instead of coming back. Too bad for him.

      December 29, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. FAV-REdiculous

    I guess he made a pass and she missed it just like the rest of the MN team this year!

    December 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pee Wee Hermun

    Let me take a look at the pics...i know weenies real good.

    December 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. txkboy

    SO, if Sterger was a member of an NFL franchise at the time, why isn't she being fined as well? Retroactively, of course.

    December 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jkINC

    Apparently he has something to hide, and if he had kept that thing hidden he wouldn't in in this mess. Hey, it's the NFL not MENSA!

    December 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. drinky

    Sterger was just a money hungry ho!!!!

    December 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Webmaster

    Stop using the term "crime". Actions that violate league rules are not a "crime". Actions that violate laws are crimes.

    December 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. randy

    Lesson to all...Just because she acts like a ho and dresses like a ho doesn't mean she won't take your money if you treat her like a ho.

    December 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. FAV-REdiculous

    What debt did Vick pay to society? Hes a loser like favre.

    December 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • steeve-0

      Vick paid $1M to rehabilitate the dogs that were rescued from his kennel. And he spent 23 months in prison. And he offers to speak to troubled inner city kids on how bad dogfighting is.

      December 29, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. VegasRouleur

    This is how investigations in and around sport operate these days. If they can't get you with evidence, they try to get you for not cooperating. Look at the Balco case. Nobody was jailed for doing steroids. Only for lying to the persecutor (I mean prosecutor.) Same thing is happening to Lance Armstrong now. No positive tests. Just a lot of jealous hearsay. The real purpose in any of these investigations is snaring a big fish and making headlines in order to justify a budget.

    But as for Brett, if the pics were really sent to the lady in question, she should have simply posted them on the Internet for all to see what a pathetic little pr!ck he was.

    December 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ssk

    His time is so far past. Go away already Brett ...

    December 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. FAV-REdiculous

    he's 99% sure he is going to retire this time!

    December 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JR

    Will we ever know the truth behind Weinergate?

    December 29, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
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