As the Brett Favre situation continues to churn and the supposedly fast-tracked investigation moves with the speed of a frightened turtle, former NFL coach Mike Ditka has spoken his mind regarding the woman at the center of the firestorm.
Appearing with Dan LeBatard of 790 The Ticket in Miami, Ditka was asked whether he has any sympathy for Jenn Sterger.
“None,” Ditka said, via USA Today. “None. Zero. None. Absolutely zero. Now you’ll get some calls about that but frankly I could care less. You got the gist of what I’m saying.”
Ditka complained about the fact that Sterger said nothing about the situation for nearly two years, and that she never made a claim of sexual harassment. He also questioned the timing of the disclosure of the information, calling it “a little suspicious.”
Many folks have raised similar concerns. Though the voice messages and photos supposedly were sold to Deadspin by someone other than Sterger, she pulled the pin on this grenade by talking to A.J. Daulerio about the situation in or around February 2010, and then by not insisting in August 2010 that he refrain from telling her story without the voice messages and photos.
Besides, why save the voice messages and photos absent some agenda? Though it’s not exactly a DNA-stained cocktail dress, the notions of preserving the evidence and wanting nothing to come of the situation can’t easily be harmonized.
These factors likely are driving Ditka’s suspicions. And even if he ultimately takes flak for the blunt and brusque manner in which he communicated his views, plenty of people will agree with his underlying message.