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. Dennis

    Equivilant to $12.50 for someone who makes $50,000. a year.

    December 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Diane

    Well so I guess he isn't untouchalbe, maybe Media should Shame him like they did Tiger Woods at least he fessed up and didn't hide.

    December 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarah

      No Tiger actually cheated on his wife and lied about it. Tiger was so much further out then any other rlation, maybe Bill Clinton comes close.

      December 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • groovygoober

      I wonder what his wife would think about that. Cheating is cheating, whether it is one or a hundred. It's like death, there are no degrees, either you are or you aren't.

      December 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Love2golf

    This man is washed up and should have retired 2 years ago. Is his wife still with this bum? The Bears will take down the Packers!!! GO BEARS!!!!

    December 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC

      He plays for the Vikes.

      December 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Susan

    She's a bimbo and I hope she just goes away.

    December 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mememe

    Favre is guilty. I met him in Appleton, WI at this club called Route 66, when he was playing for GB back in the late 90s. He was always with a different girl.. sometimes a girl or 2 got a repeat. He sure isnt that d**n good in bed!! lol. I've had better...

    December 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric P

      He was with a different woman every night? So? And, uh, unless my eyes are seriously strained, did you just insinuate you banged him? lmao If so, I really think you should cease and desist.

      December 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Butthurt


      Sounds like someone didn't get a repeat.

      December 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tom

    That money should be donated to a charity that helps hot chicks.

    December 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cruzer1

    He needs to go ahead and retire for the 100th time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. lARRY

    Since when is it illegal to send penis pictures to an ADULT? If I had her number I would send a couple pictures of my penis to her.

    December 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • metmo

      It's not illegal, which is why there wasn't a criminal investigation. But players have a code of conduct as part of their contract with the NFL. If they don't want to abide by it – then don't play in the NFL. Just like if you don't want to follow some rule of the military that civilians don't have to – don't be in the military. End of discussion.

      December 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Superhiro

    Yea 50 grand. That'll teach a guy who makes that in what... one game?

    December 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chinaski

    Look. Ben Rothlisberger was suspended for 4 games (originally 6 games) with out proof over bad behavior. He paid probably more than $50,000 in just court fees and lost even more missing those games. Brett Farve has been fined only $50,000 with absolute proof. I find that Big Ben should be reimbursed from the NFL because of this huge huge unjustified and obviously bias fine.

    December 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC

      Please don't put Farve in Big Ben's category. Farve sent out some pic's of his weenie ... Big Ben was using his on girls that said no. BIG difference.

      December 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • BM

      JC, get your facts straight! SHE didn't not report it, it was her FRIENDS that reported it! And considering she was underage and drunk in a bar no wonder NO charges were filed!

      December 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • groovygoober

      Ah, as BM says, the categories aren't even close then. Favre sends pictures of his weeny to a legal adult, ben is a pedophile. Yep, there is a big difference.

      December 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joe

    His career is over in one more game. Doubt he cares. After this, he may not have affiliation with the NFL, so it's all over.

    December 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Please

    Get off his back, this is so common now-a-days. You just don't know your spouse is doing it

    December 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. I

    Bears are going to destroy the (fudge) Packers.

    December 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sally Sanders

    He loves to be in the limelight.He loves to have lots of attention.Well he has it now.

    I am so tired of hearing is he gonna play,where will he play next, etc.etc.etc.

    He had a stellar career now he has turned into a joke. He should have quit while he was ahead !!

    We are Sick of Favre in Texas

    December 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • boocat

      And I'm sick of that media wh0re, Jerry Jones. Talk about an ego – why doesn't that idiot hire someone in the front office that knows football? The Cowboys will continue to suck.....

      December 29, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
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