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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Brett Favre fined for not doing what the NFL says

The NFL has finally "dropped the hammer" on Favre fining him $50,000 for his sexting escapade with former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger. The league said Wednesday that Commissioner Roger Goodell “could not conclude” that Favre violated the league’s personal conduct policy based on the evidence currently available to him. Deadspin (After this and the Rex Ryan wife foot fetish thing, are they like the new TMZ of sports now?) originally reported this story back in October that Favre had sent unsavory messages to Sterger.
So let me get this straight, after all the tough talk from the commish Roger Goddell on players not protecting the shield of the NFL and Favre gets a basic slap on the wrist for showing off his other gunslinger and sounding like Pat O'Brien on Sterger's voicemail? $50,000 to him is like $5 dollars to me and you, so that penalty isn't more than fast-food money to Favre. On the other hand I guess Goddell figured that old man Favre had to endure his own punishment after such a dreary year in Minnesota. First the losses than the injuries and the end of the streak and now this.

It clearly shows that an NFL star player was given preferential treatment and tells all other players that failure to cooperate may cost you some money but will not result in other punishment,” said Sterger attorney Joseph Conway, who added there was “ample evidence” the photos were of Favre

I am a Brett Favre fan by the way but I assumed this would be the outcome of someone with the magnitude of name carries in the league. Sterger also didn't seem to want to cooperate with the investigation so this was basically a wash from the beginning. Favre obviously has a thing for the brunette's and Deanna (his wife) looked none to pleased about this latest episode in the as the Brett turns saga.

Favre will play the string out for the last game of the year and hopefully call it a career after this season but you never know what the old gunslinger has up his sleeve. Let's just hope he has learned his lesson and keeps the other slinger to himself from now on.

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