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Mike Ditka has "absolutely zero" sympathy for Jenn Sterger

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.

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  1. akuehn713 says: Oct 14, 2010 4:38 PM

    If Brooklyn Decker sent voicemails saying she wanted me and pictures of her hoo-hoos you bet your @$$ I’d be saving them.

  2. green man says: Oct 14, 2010 4:39 PM

    Ditka’s too young to understand Favre’s generation…

  3. favrefromover says: Oct 14, 2010 4:40 PM

    Right on the nose… and I think the longer this goes on the more the pendulum will swing towards the Ditka view…..

  4. BigBear123 says: Oct 14, 2010 4:40 PM

    Funny how she isbstaying quiet and letting the voucemails and pictures do all the talking. She could realistically be on most talk shows playing a victim – think Spitzer, Woods girls – bit she isn’t.
    Not saying she is a victim or innocent, but she isn’t trying to soak up her 15 minutes like most “ladies” in her situation.

  5. BBB82 says: Oct 14, 2010 4:40 PM

    They asked for Ditka’s opinion. If they don’t like his answer, then they shouldn’t have asked in the first place.

  6. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Oct 14, 2010 4:41 PM

    Maybe she wanted it all to go away and kept the evidence to protect herself if it did not. These things have a way of coming out. She didn’t want to be seen as the agressor or a liar.
    Or maybe she gave the information to someone two years ago. That someone saw that the story was being ignored so released the evidence. Ms. Sterger went with the story without evidence because she didn’t have it anymore.

  7. howitzer819 says: Oct 14, 2010 4:41 PM

    It’s a cash grab… but ultimately, did Favre really need to initiate all of this in the first place? I truly believe in a presumption of guilt before innocence, and while yeah this girl is making a cash grab, the story doesn’t seem to indicate that she was the one who was sending Favre revealing photographs and hounding him. He had his hand in the cookie jar, she knows who he is, and honestly, in this country, I don’t care who you are, if you have this kind of leverage over someone, you are going to exploit it, plain and simple.

  8. Clevelander says: Oct 14, 2010 4:42 PM

    The only person anybody should have any sympathy for is Favre’s wife. Sterger seems like she was never troubled by the texts. She just laughed them off. It’s Favre’s wife that has to deal with the embarassment and emotions of the mess her juvenile 41 year old husband has made of their lives.

  9. Pervy xx says: Oct 14, 2010 4:45 PM

    Great story Florio….Ditka is 100% right!!!
    All you Favre haters just pile on because you hate the man. Don’t you know that skanks like Sterger give the whole NFL a black eye? Favre,face of the NFL, supposed perv. BS…we know Nothing and like Florio said,why save that shit for 2 years if not for thinking it was money in the bank! Any TRUE NFL fan would feel like Ditka and myself….if you like Favre or not…

  10. Dewey Axewoond says: Oct 14, 2010 4:46 PM

    Thus sayeth the Ditka.
    Amen.

  11. perm says: Oct 14, 2010 4:46 PM

    Wouldn’t a better joke be that the investigation is moving at the speed of a stoned turtle?

  12. Floriostoupee says: Oct 14, 2010 4:46 PM

    Until she is able to prove the pictures and/or voice mail were totally unsolicited, she doesn’t have a case and the NFL/Goodall will reach the same conclusion!

  13. Jag4Life says: Oct 14, 2010 4:47 PM

    This coming from a guy who said there would be 25k in the stands in Jax. I have “absolutely zero” sympathy for you old man. How about finding out the facts before opening your piehole. Has been.

  14. John El Way II says: Oct 14, 2010 4:47 PM

    I’m with Ditka, the chick is clearly a myspace/facebook/attention whore. Suddenly now two years later you are more than just T n A?
    GTFOOH!

  15. niceypoo says: Oct 14, 2010 4:47 PM

    Mike Ditka is also a F’ing Pimp.

  16. PirateFreedom says: Oct 14, 2010 4:47 PM

    I somewhat udersatnd the theory that if you don’t want pictures of c**k don’t put out pictures of c**t, although I see solicited and unsolicited as different
    what about the lowly masseuses without fame and playboy spreads , what does Ditka think about them?

  17. olskool711 says: Oct 14, 2010 4:48 PM

    I’m surprised the National Association of Effeminized Sport Journalists, and their flagship project ESPN, hasn’t called for Coach Ditka’s firing.
    This, my friends, is what sports seems to be all about these days.
    The first time I heard about it I thought it was interesting. But, that’s it. OVER. I think Favre’s wife should get the skillet out and deal with this the way it should be dealt with.
    Its his football that is the story and right now. He’s making 20 million and setting the Vikings back years.

  18. Kappy says: Oct 14, 2010 4:48 PM

    Couldn’t agree more with Coach on this one. I also don’t blame Brett, Jenn Sterger is HOT. I have a few basic questions though. How did he get her phone number in the first place? What, if any, sexual contact occurred between the two? Finally, what did she say to lead him on? It’s not normal behavior for someone to just send c-shot pics to some broad if there’s nothing between them. That and the issues presented in the story make me believe this broad wants money & another 15 minutes of fame.

  19. Contra says: Oct 14, 2010 4:48 PM

    Florio – you might actually be losing clicks on your site everytime you write about this situation. It was already old when you kept writing about favre but now you are actually losing people by continuing to write about this stale story.

  20. Bears_Beets_Battlestar says: Oct 14, 2010 4:49 PM

    I agree with Da Coach and I hate Brett Favre.
    If he did it, he did it. The fact that it went 2 years before anyone was truly offended is crazy.
    These messages and pics come out 2 years after the fact, then more messages from massage therapists are to be coming out again, 2 years later.
    This seems like someone wanting some free face time or their 15 seconds, whatever it is.
    If he did, he knows better. But I certainly wont feel sorry for these people since it took them 2 years to say anything. If I got sexually harassed by someone that was really wealthy, I’d be complaining the SECOND that I was “harassed”, not 2 years later.

  21. PED'S ARE GOOD FOR SPORTS says: Oct 14, 2010 4:50 PM

    Seriously. WHO THE HELL CARES why she saved them or what her agenda is. It totally takes away from the point. The POINT is Favre is MARRIED to a woman who has been through alot. He shouldve never put himself in the position for this. He got caught, and now he screwed himself and tainted his own image by being a JACKASS. The amount of money he pays or how many games hes suspended will NEVER change the fact he was WRONG. And a douche bag husband. He has NOONE to blame but himself. Dont be a douchebag, and he never is in this situation.

  22. President Florio says: Oct 14, 2010 4:52 PM

    Wonder if Mike Ditka ever sent pics of his #### to females

  23. Kiss Bills Rings says: Oct 14, 2010 4:53 PM

    Everybody that truly knows Favre also knows he’s a TOTAL WHORE DOG….he’s been doing this for YEARS & it’s finally coming back to bite him……

  24. tony325 says: Oct 14, 2010 4:53 PM

    Pa-lease Florio… If Anna Kournikova sends you nude pics… I guess you would just throw them away???

  25. Dasmol says: Oct 14, 2010 4:53 PM

    What’s to wonder? Selling your story of fling with a celebrity is the new American Dream.

  26. StevieMo says: Oct 14, 2010 4:53 PM

    Are you kidding? Why save VM messages from Brett Freaking Favre where he’s propositioning you?
    If I get a VM from Halle Berry asking me to come to her hotel room, mark my words, I’m saving that to my grave. I’d have an absolute field day with that one.
    I hope this chick gets $500,000 hush money (likely). Favre’s an idiot and Jenn Sterger deserves to get some of that extra $3-6 million extortion money Favre got for pretending to retire.

  27. Ambrose says: Oct 14, 2010 4:54 PM

    “……plenty of people will agree with his underlying message.”
    ————————————————
    Which is what exactly, that Favre should be commended?

  28. The Hogster says: Oct 14, 2010 4:55 PM

    I have zero sympathy for her either. I doubt he was sending pics of his JUNK to some chick who didn’t want to see his JUNK.
    She’s an obvious groupie, hack, wanna be rich and famous nit wit who is taking advantage of her chance to cash-in!

  29. NFC North Resident says: Oct 14, 2010 4:56 PM

    I guess I don’t understand why the question was even asked, because Sterger hasn’t really ever asked for sympathy. She hasn’t claimed to be a victim of anything.
    The fact that this story illicits anything more than a mere chuckle is an indication that most of America gets foolishly distracted way too easily.
    Bears season-ticket holder here, and I hate the Vikings with a passion – but Ditka is a clown in this instance, and simply reflects the stupid knee-jerkery this whole country is too guilty of.

  30. The Hogster says: Oct 14, 2010 4:56 PM

    Can’t a groupie gain slight infamy and make a living off of another person’s wealth anymore?? Geesh. I thought this was America people.

  31. myasylum says: Oct 14, 2010 4:57 PM

    I’ve been arguing that point since day one! and how could it be sexual harassment if it was welcomed?
    Look Favre may not be a “good guy” here, but there are plenty of people that could become rich because of this, just because they manipulated, and destroyed Favre. Thats not right either.
    I’m just trying to be fair here.

  32. StevieMo says: Oct 14, 2010 4:57 PM

    Floriostoupee writes the same damn thing every day.
    His fantasy is that Jenn Sterger sent Favre a message saying, “Send me pictures of your wang.”
    In which case, Favre, the genius, said to himself : “Duhhhhh…OK!”
    And that would somehow make this married grandfather an innocent victim….

  33. dsims7_2000 says: Oct 14, 2010 4:57 PM

    Im not a Favre fan, but Im with Ditka 100% here!

  34. Hauschild says: Oct 14, 2010 4:57 PM

    No shit Sherlocks!
    I can’t believe a reasonable mind could view this situation any differently than Ditka’s.

  35. Kay Bee says: Oct 14, 2010 4:58 PM

    The most overrated coach in the history of the NFL.

  36. 7370355q$ says: Oct 14, 2010 4:58 PM

    Brats´╗┐ N’ Cheese! Maybe a little sauerkraut on the side

  37. Caldon says: Oct 14, 2010 4:58 PM

    The “underlying message” is that Favre shouldn’t have done any of this to begin with…..allegedly. The NFL is years and miles behind just about any other business environment in this respect.

  38. DrKtti says: Oct 14, 2010 4:59 PM

    A woman gets unwanted pix and texts and it’s her fault when the guy gets in trouble? Give me a break! Ditka hasn’t got a clue. Shut up already, Mike.

  39. aggie95 says: Oct 14, 2010 4:59 PM

    Outcomes for Favre:
    Best is that he comes out as a philandering man whore.
    Worst is that he’s a repetitive sexual harasser.
    Either way, he comes out looking like a douche bag.

  40. JimmyY says: Oct 14, 2010 4:59 PM

    If someone with the intellect of Ditka can figure out it took two years for this to come out, plus the fact its revealed during the week the Vikings go back to play the Jets, is it really too much of a reach to realize she’s not a ‘victim?’ Well, duh.

  41. sportsd says: Oct 14, 2010 5:00 PM

    Let me get this straight…Sterger is the skank and Favre is the guy that allegedly sent cock shots that were unsolicited? Yeah….Now I get it

  42. jamaltimore says: Oct 14, 2010 5:03 PM

    Nice that all this is going on while favre’s wife could be discussing breast cancer awareness month. He finally jumped the shark and here’s guessing it’s only going to get worse.

  43. NFC North Resident says: Oct 14, 2010 5:03 PM

    I also love how people like to act as if they had some scandalous info/evidence on a uber-rich athlete that they wouldn’t use it to their own advantage.
    Yeah right. If any of the losers on this message board that are trashing Sterger would have had the same dirt, it wouldn’t have taken two years for you to cash in. It would have taken about two minutes.

  44. Mooch says: Oct 14, 2010 5:04 PM

    She never filed a case, did she? Even now?
    The story was out a year ago.
    Maybe Ditka can give up his while draft for a command of the facts.
    What a dope.

  45. Warpstone says: Oct 14, 2010 5:04 PM

    Does it matter if Sterger is obviously an attention-junkie too? What Farve is accused of is harassment whether you do it to a nun or a hoochie.

  46. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 14, 2010 5:04 PM

    I’m still waiting to hear that Favre was the only one texting her, and that is was unsolicitated. I have a feeling she was a playtoy for quite a few players, and initiating contact with her through racy texts was the way to go.
    I mean the team hires someone known for nude and semi-nude modeling and gives her contractor status so she’s not a part of the non-fraternization policy. Doesn’t take a genius to figure that with the egos and self-intitlement most NFL players have, a text that says “I’m interested and this is what I got to offer” was probably a lot more common than people want to believe.
    Next everyone will pretend to be shoked that women at the Playboy Mansion are sexuall harassed by the male guests.

  47. Knidsrok says: Oct 14, 2010 5:05 PM

    What a douchetard. Sterger didn’t have much to do with the “suspicious timing.” It’s pretty clear that she never intended or particularly wanted the story to go public. She simply made the mistake of gabbing to a gossip blogger and potential employer whom she was obviously trying to amuse/impress, who then turned around and burned her. After that, the “timing” has been all Deadspin’s.
    And even that weren’t the case — no sympathy at all? Really? Does the fact that she used her boobs to land a job in sports media automatically entitle every athlete in the country to harass her and expose himself to her?
    Ditka’s misguided suspicions and overblown reaction smack of a really lame brand of blame-the-victim misogyny. If Favre didn’t want his dick pics on the web, don’t foist them upon unwitting sideline girls.

  48. Pack_Attack says: Oct 14, 2010 5:06 PM

    I wonder if you thought the same of Anita Hill?

  49. Nebster21 says: Oct 14, 2010 5:06 PM

    Ditka was absolutely right. Two years and when the Jets play Farve this magically comes up. Please.

  50. bspurloc says: Oct 14, 2010 5:06 PM

    Ditka will find a way…………….
    dikta 1 sterger 0

  51. j4a1 says: Oct 14, 2010 5:07 PM

    Ditka doesn’t have sympathy for a sexually harrassed woman. Shocking….I SAY SHOCKING NEWS!

  52. philbirds says: Oct 14, 2010 5:07 PM

    ^^^ No because frightened turtle is more like what we saw in the pictures

  53. Canes1 says: Oct 14, 2010 5:08 PM

    This is a girl who only found a job in sports, and outside of stripping because Bret Musberger can’t control his hormones. She’s a no talent, no skills girl. Typical of her Gen Y generation…look for the easy money. Favre didn’t do anything wrong it appears so she must’ve been hoping for some hush money with the full intent of releasing the pics and voicemails just so people would know her name for another 15 minutes. What a Seminole whore.

  54. JimmySmith says: Oct 14, 2010 5:08 PM

    You mean the same Mike Ditka that traded away an entire draft for one pot smoking player? That Mike Ditka?
    Ya, he is so smart that we need to hang on every word he has to say on this subject.
    I would expect the CryQueen fans to go on the attack on this girl in some misguided attempt to defend the indefensible actions of their QB but Ditka’s opinion is meaningless.

  55. kaakwha says: Oct 14, 2010 5:09 PM

    R U implying Favre’s junk looked like a frightened turtle?

  56. RFM says: Oct 14, 2010 5:11 PM

    My momma always said, “Stupid is as stupid does.” I hope they settle out of court and Favre virtually plays for free his last year in the league.

  57. kaakwha says: Oct 14, 2010 5:11 PM

    not that there’s anything wrong with that!

  58. jsprunner says: Oct 14, 2010 5:12 PM

    I don’t think I’m a “Favre-hater”, but I am in the camp with those that are pretty worn down with all the drama. Regardless of what Jenn Sterger’s motives are/were, even if she came on to him, nobody forced the 41 year old married grandfather to send texts and pictures to her or anyone else. He has NOBODY to blame for this mess except himself. People need to quit trying to apologize for him, since he is apparently in no position to do it himself. He’s also had plenty of time to deny that it was him, but I guess he’s not in a position to do that either.
    Read into his actions (or lack thereof) what you will.

  59. CaptainFantastik says: Oct 14, 2010 5:12 PM

    Who cares? Doesn’t change the fact that Favre did it. It was obviously unsolicited judging by the desperation in Favre’s voice in those messages. He was getting shut down and kept on trying. He even referenced her fears of “ending up in a garbage can” specifically in the voicemails……a fear that was voiced to him via 3rd party. They were obviously not communicating directly with each other.

  60. RunningOutOfCommentNames says: Oct 14, 2010 5:14 PM

    Ditka should have sympathy for Favre. Being “Hung like a gnat” deserves sympathy…

  61. Pervy xx says: Oct 14, 2010 5:14 PM

    Until we have 100% proof that the dong was Brett’s and voice messages I have nothing to argue about with you Sterger sympathizers or Favre haters…innocent until guilty.period

  62. JCD says: Oct 14, 2010 5:14 PM

    I don’t understand why anyone would ask if he has sympathy for her, seems like they were trying to give him a platform to bash this girl. Brett wouldn’t be in this mess if he hadn’t sent his porn pictures (and seriously guys, as a woman I can tell you this does NOTHING for us, well except make us giggle), so he is the one at fault, not her. This all came out on Deadspin over the summer, minus the pics and voicemails because if memory serves me she wouldn’t give them to AJ after she told him her funny Brett Favre story and she realized he wanted to run with it. The media ignored it, like they would have ignored this if AJ wouldn’t have been able to find someone to sell him the pics and texts. I don’t get the Jenn Sterger hate, I really don’t. Brett’s the overgrown teenager, not her.

  63. joetoronto says: Oct 14, 2010 5:15 PM

    Iron Mike speaks the truth.

  64. PackFanNChiTown says: Oct 14, 2010 5:15 PM

    Great story Florio….Ditka is 100% right!!!
    All you Favre haters just pile on because you hate the man. Don’t you know that skanks like Sterger give the whole NFL a black eye? Favre,face of the NFL, supposed perv. BS…we know Nothing and like Florio said,why save that shit for 2 years if not for thinking it was money in the bank! Any TRUE NFL fan would feel like Ditka and myself….if you like Favre or not…
    _____________________________________
    Yeah yeah we get it, DO NOT SPEAK ILL OF THE MESSIAH!
    Here’s another way to not give the NFL a black eye, stop sending dick shots of yourself to younger women…
    Keep up the hero worship there Favre disciple…

  65. Mick730 says: Oct 14, 2010 5:17 PM

    Yea Pervy, all those “skanks” who kept sending poor wittle Bwett all those nasty photos and who wouldn’t stop calling him are the ones giving the NFL a black eye. Get real.
    The poster who labeled Favre a juvenile hit it right on target. Humiliating behavior is an understatement. But then if I saw my father doing a “Pants on the Ground” skit on national television, that might tend to humiliate me as well.
    Who wouldn’t find this kind of behavior in a 41 year old man to be humiliating?
    I know who. “Pervy xx”. So long as the juvenile pervert plays for the Vikings.
    Brett Pevre of the Minnesota Vikings. He just plays like a widdle kid!

  66. hooligantmh says: Oct 14, 2010 5:17 PM

    I disagree with the 15 minutes comment, this gal used her assets to be on television, have a guest column for SI.com, then work for the Jets (not to mention further the cowboy hat craze with chicks). She got some texts from the old gunslinger and then sat on them until she was out of the limelight….and suddenly they pop up again. Amazingly just before they play the Jets. This story has been lingering for months…it has $$$ written all over it. Is he wrong, sure…but lets not act like she has no motive. Her 15 minutes were actually running out…she was trying to use a lifeline that Favre provided her.

  67. thegator says: Oct 14, 2010 5:19 PM

    How did someone get the texts and pictures from Her phone??? Just another low life looking for a payout! What a hoe.

  68. WorldChampionBears2009 says: Oct 14, 2010 5:21 PM

    This from a woman who has already posed for playboy (google it).
    Seriously, if she had given up DA P***Y we wouldn’t have this problem.

  69. Majik Bullet says: Oct 14, 2010 5:21 PM

    Well said, coach.

  70. philcommander says: Oct 14, 2010 5:22 PM

    Why didn’t she just ask Farve to buy them back for a couple of million? It really wouldn’t be blackmail.

  71. Zach says: Oct 14, 2010 5:22 PM

    It’s sexual harassment, can’t believe men are trying to blame the woman. If this was your daughter/sister/mother would you question her? Nope, you’d try to beat the guy up if he sexuall harassed her.

  72. packerjoeZ says: Oct 14, 2010 5:26 PM

    Florio needs to post pix of his Ochocinco on PFT to make this story complete.

  73. Mooney24 says: Oct 14, 2010 5:29 PM

    Honestly Florio, I usually defend you on here when people criticize you for nothing. But the crap you’re allowing written here without showing the facts is abominable. I’ve followed Deadspin on this for months.
    You’re allowing the idea that she’s a “cash grabbing wh*re,” which many of your commenters are seconding – permeate every single thread you post.
    Honestly man, this is actually a disgrace. Because I know you followed the story since its beginnings on Deadspin. And if you somehow didn’t? Well then that just makes you a disgrace to your profession.

  74. Jose says: Oct 14, 2010 5:30 PM

    My feelings exactly. 100% agree with Ditka. Very well put.

  75. Sting Ray says: Oct 14, 2010 5:31 PM

    I think this woman has handled this in such a manner to clearly demonstrate that her number one objective is to make as much money as possible without appearing she’s trying to make as much money as possible off of this situation. It’s hard to have sympathy for that kind of behavior, even if the allegations are true. It gives the impression that from the start she saw this as a gold mine. We don’t have any details other than the allegation so we don’t know if she did things to coax Favre to be as dumb as he is alleged.

  76. DrKtti says: Oct 14, 2010 5:32 PM

    What’s with this “15 minutes” crap? Sterger’s been trying to stay out of the spotlight. She not the one who put the pix online. Stop calling her a ho, idiots.

  77. Bears_Beets_Battlestar says: Oct 14, 2010 5:36 PM

    If you were sexually harassed by a powerful, wealthy woman, wouldn’t you say something RIGHT AWAY? Cause you know you’re going to make $$ off that person…
    This is bogus – and I hate Favre more than I hate Florio.

  78. dfwbrownsfan says: Oct 14, 2010 5:40 PM

    Nice try bitch!!!

  79. JRod L.A. says: Oct 14, 2010 5:46 PM

    What! The well spoken, articulate gentlemen Mike Ditka has no sympathy for Sterges? I honestly don’t think Sterges could care less. Fact is, the NFL’s annointed one is nothing but a perv. She kept turning the old fool down. As did several of her fellow Jets employees…. one of which was married. I don’t think these women and Ms. Sterges in particular are looking for sympathy from a neanderthal like Ditka. They just wanted the old guy to leave them alone.

  80. Real Football Fan says: Oct 14, 2010 5:47 PM

    Wow, and you wonder why more than likely your sister, your daughter, your wife, or some other female close to you will be a silent victim of some kind of sexual misconduct from a man at some point in their lives. You wonder why actual rape victims are often afraid to go public with this kind of ridiculous backlash. What woman needs that? She’s being vilified for wrong doing that Brett Favre did…huh? Am I in the Twilight Zone?
    Quite frankly, Ditka should be at least suspended for these dumb comments and would be fired if I was his boss at ESPN.
    If she wanted to take the pictures and voice mails to the tabloids, it’s kind of her perogative since, you know, he sent them to her. Moralizing on her motives for saving them, what has happened since he sent them, or who she talked to about them is all irrelevant because he put himself in that position by being so lewd to begin with in approaching this young lady. It also underlines the still sad gap between men and women in this world, when that approach to a woman not only isn’t immediately condemned by all sides, but also is deemed acceptable behavior by many.
    Frankly, Jenn Sterger is being vilified by the male dominated media while at the same time being abandoned by feminist media types because she’s an attractive young woman who unfortunately shines a light on how sorry and hypocritical our culture is. Very few of you if any know this woman personally, yet she’s being painted in all kinds of light because she’s not an ideal victim.
    A country where what kind of victim you are or your personal morals dictate the level of sympathy you receive……unreal. Because she “looks” like that as I’ve heard it said or because she used to be the FSU “cowgirl,” then what do you expect from a man in Favre’s position. And these explanations are coming from supposedly sane people.
    It’s akin to, “she was dressed like that so she was asking for it” being used to condemn rape victims who aren’t the Virgin Mary. That’s simply not acceptable.

  81. Pervy xx says: Oct 14, 2010 5:47 PM

    I will be the first to call Favre a doucher if he indeed sent those. I doubt it though, Chilly said Bert was uncircumcised…

  82. eeyore1958 says: Oct 14, 2010 5:52 PM

    Perhaps some of you should consider that Favre, a married man, shouldn’t have been sending pictures of his Ditka to Sterger in the first place.

  83. NoRingForYou says: Oct 14, 2010 5:53 PM

    Yeah well this is the same guy who traded away our entire draft for Ricky Williams. So what the phuck does he know?

  84. akuehn713 says: Oct 14, 2010 5:58 PM

    Favre’s new nicknam should be Baby P-nis

  85. CYGNUS X-1 says: Oct 14, 2010 5:58 PM

    he is right and I don’t have any sympathy for her at all. that said I sure as hell don’t have any ford lord favre either, he started this mess by sending her texts and voice mail. how stupid do you have to be in this day and age to leave evidence like that?I do not see how or why the nfl is taking it’s time in investigating this. it sure sounds like him on that voicemail.

  86. Wisconsin_Myself says: Oct 14, 2010 6:08 PM

    I knew there was a reason why I always liked Ditka.

  87. javafate says: Oct 14, 2010 6:18 PM

    It’s none of our business and suddenly Favre is a victim?

  88. slegeir says: Oct 14, 2010 6:18 PM

    Ditka’s probably afraid they’ll pull all those commercials he does with the big-busted women. What a hipocrate!

  89. slegeir says: Oct 14, 2010 6:23 PM

    What do you men expect? You have to have cheerleaders with barely nothing on for your teams,but don’t you dare look at them. One thing I can say for the Packers. Their cheerleaders are from the University of Wisconsin. They wear clothes, not underwear.

  90. Jabberwocky says: Oct 14, 2010 6:26 PM

    @ Real Football Fan-
    You’re 100% correct in your assessment of this situation. Thanks for bringing some sanity back into the chaos that is this board. Just because she flaunts her stuff, it doesn’t mean she’s a whore or slut. Ditka is from the old school, and the old school is filled with sexists.

  91. DYNASTY says: Oct 14, 2010 6:30 PM

    This woman is drop dead gorgeous!!! Guys for the record. She is fantastic. End of story. Jen if you need a shoulder to cry your future $$$$ings with, please look me up.

  92. CaptainMarvel says: Oct 14, 2010 6:43 PM

    No one with even half a brain has any sympathy for Jen what’s-her name. We all know dang well she isn’t a “victim”. The only reason some are on her side is cause they wanna see Favre have problems, by any means necessary. Too bad those people have no integrity.

  93. Tom Bradys hair says: Oct 14, 2010 6:44 PM

    Dude shes so hot i have a feeling farves not the only one

  94. WorldChampionBears2009 says: Oct 14, 2010 6:46 PM

    This is a man’s world suck it up. (pun intended) You don’t like it quit crying.

  95. Pervy xx says: Oct 14, 2010 6:48 PM

    Real Football Fan says:Quite frankly, Ditka should be at least suspended for these dumb comments and would be fired if I was his boss at ESPN.
    ————————————————–
    Please tell me you are a woman! If you are a man,please turn in your man card and put on some lip stick and shave your legs! Suspended or fired for an opinion??? What is happening to my beloved country?
    @Jabberwocky….the old school won WWI & II,thus you have a damn safe place to live. Please tell me you are a woman….or do as above…At least they can protect their wife and daughters,sexist or not.Not like some of the modern day fairy men…

  96. gilligan says: Oct 14, 2010 6:49 PM

    Ditka is right, the jets had an agenda. they will do anything for a win. I bet there paying jenn for the story and wouldn’t surprise me if this is all fake. sounds like corruption strikes the no fun league again.

  97. Lurch says: Oct 14, 2010 6:53 PM

    That’s it? Lebatard only asked if Ditka felt sorry for Sterger?
    No matter what his answer was … yea or ney … the obvious follow-up question would be:
    Does Ditka have sympathy for Favre? Why wouldn’t he ask that along with the first question.
    Has Dan been drinking again?

  98. Ralph says: Oct 14, 2010 6:56 PM

    The cheerleaders from the University of Wisconsin don’t wear underwear? Wow, I should attend there games.
    Frankly, I simply don’t care. I think crap like this gives sexual harassment a bad name. It shouldn’t be tried in court of public opinion, because we don’t have all the facts, we never will have all the facts.
    Indignation is so easy to throw around when you think you know it all.

  99. Switch1 says: Oct 14, 2010 7:01 PM

    The most misleading thing said A Jets Side line reporter, Hah, total BS, how about Game day host, laughable totally dissing Real Female side line reporters. Suzy Kolber, last time I checked did not lead in cheering moves in a skimpy Jets T-shirt and shorts to get the crowd movtivated and introduce famous people to the crowd. How that was determined to be a sideline reporter is beyond me.
    Ditka made a valid points
    1. Waited 2 years before going public
    2. Decided after Farve came back to release the so called evidence.
    3. Absolutely a agenda, She is looking for money or a deal.

  100. Sterling says: Oct 14, 2010 7:08 PM

    How could Favre text this woman anything unless she gave him her number?
    That said, one of the problems here is that we have a broken chain of possession of the supposedly damning materials. By giving/selling them to a third party, who then apparently sold them to Deadspin, Sterger opened the door for doubt as to whether these have been tampered with in order to make Favre look guilty. If these were, say, blood samples, they would be disallowed as evidence. There has to be a clear chain of possession in order to know that the evidence in question (texts, voicemails, photos, etc) are genuine and original and haven’t been tampered with. These materials got out of her hands, and no one knows what was done with/to them between that time and when they appeared on Deadspin.
    Sterger doesn’t want to go to court b/c she knows that by waiting for 2 years, plus sharing these items with a third party, she has basically ruined her own credibility and damaged the evidence beyond anything a court would find as acceptable.

  101. JohnnyFootballHero says: Oct 14, 2010 7:12 PM

    I agree with RealFootballFan and shake my head at the sexist comments elsewhere.
    Very disappointing, gentlemen. We’re better than the comments here reflect of our gender.

  102. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Oct 14, 2010 7:26 PM

    I love how everyone who loves the Vikes is all over Favre’s jock on this one, yet I KNOW if he were playing for anyone else, they’d be crying foul all the way to the basement of the division.
    Oh wait, some of that is still true…they are on the way to the basement.

  103. nevegreg says: Oct 14, 2010 7:41 PM

    So every time I receive a sexually provative text message or email, I can sue? I am going to be rich!!!!!!!!!!!!

  104. NoRingForYou says: Oct 14, 2010 7:44 PM

    @Percy. Hate to say it I agree with the ass clown

  105. Rip says: Oct 14, 2010 7:47 PM

    Maybe he should trade 1 and a half years worth of draft picks for her and take a pic with her in a wedding dress? I’m sure she has small hands too, maybe she even hits the reefer…..
    This asshat is the most overrated coach in the history of the NFL, and that’s saying a lot. Who gives a damn what he thinks?
    ——————————–
    Pervy xx says: October 14, 2010 4:45 PM
    Great story Florio….Ditka is 100% right!!!
    All you Favre haters just pile on because you hate the man. Don’t you know that skanks like Sterger give the whole NFL a black eye? Favre,face of the NFL, supposed perv. BS…we know Nothing and like Florio said,why save that shit for 2 years if not for thinking it was money in the bank! Any TRUE NFL fan would feel like Ditka and myself….if you like Favre or not.
    —————————-
    Yeah, you loved Fav-ra when he was kicking your loser ass all those years in Green Bay, didn’t you, you little homo?
    This chick has not done ONE SINGLE THING to deserve the crap you jockstrap carriers are throwing at her. Pathetic bunch of losers, you are.

  106. svnmlsnk says: Oct 14, 2010 7:49 PM

    Another tramp making her parents proud.

  107. GRID says: Oct 14, 2010 7:50 PM

    Ditka is old school. ….back in the day, this broad would end up in s dumpster. ;)

  108. Tompadre says: Oct 14, 2010 7:54 PM

    PirateFreedom says:
    October 14, 2010 4:47 PM
    what about the lowly masseuses without fame and playboy spreads , what does Ditka think about them?
    ————————————-
    Money Grab! They have a HUGE hole in their story. They claim an attorney told them they didn’t have a sexual harassment claim because they weren’t employed by the Jets. Anyone who has gone thru sexual harassment avoidence training knows this is not true. So how is it someone who practices law didn’t know this? Maybe because they didn’t know this and they made it up? Plus, why didn’t they come out with their story two years ago if they indeed had proof? Why wait and jump on the tails of someone else’s claim?
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    PED’S ARE GOOD FOR SPORTS says:
    October 14, 2010 4:50 PM
    Seriously. WHO THE HELL CARES why she saved them or what her agenda is. It totally takes away from the point. The POINT is Favre is MARRIED to a woman who has been through alot. He shouldve never put himself in the position for this. He got caught, and now he screwed himself and tainted his own image by being a JACKASS. The amount of money he pays or how many games hes suspended will NEVER change the fact he was WRONG. And a douche bag husband. He has NOONE to blame but himself. Dont be a douchebag, and he never is in this situation.
    ——————————————
    Exactly! If in fact he did it; you see we don’t know yet one way or another.
    Since this isn’t a case of sexual harassment (clearly Ms Sterger’s actions and comments since receiving the corespondence indicates such) it really becomes a personal matter between Favre, Sterger and Favre’s wife. It’s no one else’s business – including the NFL and it’s fans. If he did do it, or even just the phone messages (the pictures did not include the promised watch that supposedly linked the pics to Favre) it ruins his charming country boy image.

  109. Nomesayin'? says: Oct 14, 2010 7:57 PM

    Jenn Sterger’s name will forever be linked to Brett Favre’s final season. Under the circumstances, how could she resist letting the word get out ‘accidentally’? No wonder she kept the evidence.
    I guess it’s that whole “Jersey Shore”-ish level of celebrity which Jenn finds so compelling.
    “I got a picture of Brett Favre’s yunkis!!!”
    Really. How could she POSSIBLY keep that a secret? She did it to revive her ‘career’, which she had surgically removed with her implants.
    I understand that she was in a movie which is coming out soon. It’s title? “Don’t fade away”.
    The irony

  110. TheSleepness says: Oct 14, 2010 8:02 PM

    thanks for bringing everyone back to reality Ditka….no one cares cept the jackasses at the media outlets cause they THINK people care…PFT, i’ll give you guys a head start…noooo one cares about this or that chick from the jets locker room…nooobody

  111. GreenAsGrass says: Oct 14, 2010 8:10 PM

    DITKA FOR PRESIDENT
    As usual Iron Mike is right right right.
    PS – this whole thing is complete BS, who cares about a picture like she hasn’t seen them anyway? If she was 11 years old you have a gripe, what the hell is this world coming to anyway?
    You know what they call 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean…..

  112. Cereal Blogger says: Oct 14, 2010 8:17 PM

    Agreed DIIIITTTKA

  113. TheWizard says: Oct 14, 2010 8:22 PM

    Sterger’s been trying to stay out of the spotlight
    I understand she’s posed nude in a magazine?
    Is that the path to obscurity?

  114. stetai says: Oct 14, 2010 8:23 PM

    Thanks for being the only voice of reason. Go Ditka!

  115. jwflez says: Oct 14, 2010 8:41 PM

    # DrKtti says: October 14, 2010 4:59 PM
    A woman gets unwanted pix and texts and it’s her fault when the guy gets in trouble? Give me a break! Ditka hasn’t got a clue. Shut up already, Mike.
    …………………………………………………………………………………..
    prove to me.it is “unwanted” she hasn’t said it was unwanted, for all we know this thing went back and fourth because we haven’t heard anything from her mouth yet!!!!!!!!!!!!

  116. wisux says: Oct 14, 2010 9:05 PM

    Even most of you drunk and back packin homelies have to admit that the timing of this is awefully suspicious. BLACKMAIL!!!!

  117. Pervy xx says: Oct 14, 2010 9:11 PM

    Rip says:Yeah, you loved Fav-ra when he was kicking your loser ass all those years in Green Bay, didn’t you, you little homo?
    ===================================
    Wow..I liked Favre always because I respect great players. I would like to kick your loser ass…

  118. TheSleepness says: Oct 14, 2010 9:12 PM

    @ real football fan
    i was molested and forced to perform numerous times by women when i was a young child. Works both ways — wake up, women aren’t to be coddled anymore, it’s some sick male-fantasy to think that — if you can’t see past all this then you’re just another sucker and that’s what they crave

  119. RagnarTheBloodAxe says: Oct 14, 2010 9:26 PM

    To all the idiots trying to paint this woman as a victim…
    1: Use your brain. No sane man sends a picture of his junk to a woman that isn’t already all over it, especially a man withalot to lose. So IF (and that’s still a big if) it happened, it was likely provoked.
    2: The release of the information screams of something very shady. She waited two years, and made sure it all came to a head right before the Vikings played the Jets on national television.
    3: This woman has since posed naked for Maxim magazine and signed a movie deal to take part in a soft-porn, “Basic Instinct” style movie. Hardly the actions of a woman who is anything but the type who would use her sex appeal to get money. And any athlete knows exactly what type of woman that is.
    4: If anyone is s victim here, it’s Brett Favre. If he did send texts to this woman, he certainly did so because she wanted him to, and he did so trusting her. Clearly he could not. Also, this woman is cashing out on this thing, trashing Farves reptitation in the process.
    5: Those of you feigning outrage at the idea of a pro athlete having an affair need to wake up and smell what you’re shoveling. I garantee you 99.99% of pro football players have slept around at one point or another.

  120. ACS2 says: Oct 14, 2010 9:28 PM

    Pervy xx says:
    October 14, 2010 4:45 PM
    Great story Florio….Ditka is 100% right!!!
    All you Favre haters just pile on because you hate the man. Don’t you know that skanks like Sterger give the whole NFL a black eye? Favre,face of the NFL, supposed perv. BS…we know Nothing and like Florio said,why save that shit for 2 years if not for thinking it was money in the bank! Any TRUE NFL fan would feel like Ditka and myself….if you like Favre or not…
    ———
    ….because Sterger held a gun to Brett’s head and made him take those pictures?
    Nice try pervis, but this was alllll Favre’s doing. Seriously, he’s sending out pictures of his cock and balls and he’s not the perv in this?
    Doesn’t matter how long she held onto the pictures or who gave them to deadspin. It’s all true, and in reality Favre ought to be suspended. You can’t have one of the faces of today’s league slutting around like that.

  121. ACS2 says: Oct 14, 2010 9:32 PM

    And what did Ditka have to say about grandpa franchise QBs texting their junk to young women?
    Nevermind… I already know his opinion on that.. He thinks it’s a God-given right to expose or fondle yourself in a public setting.
    Exhibit A:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsuvenvQ-6M

  122. scizo says: Oct 14, 2010 9:35 PM

    Maybe she liked Favre and she knew it wasn’t the right thing to do with him at the time. Sterger then told A.J who intern put his own spin on the situation for the headlines. Sterger did not file sexual harassment charges because she liked the attention from Favre. The lady in her kept her from doing something with the POS who wanted to cheat on his wife. There is no harassment here.

  123. Dr. Steve says: Oct 14, 2010 9:48 PM

    Of course Coach Ditka wouldn’t understand this, but if Favre actually sent sexally suggestive emails, voice mails or photos to Jenn Sterger, it does not matter when she reveals it, Brett can be investigated for sexual harassment.
    The timing of Steger’s allegations may seem suspicious to Ditka, but that has nothing to do with the case. If Favre did send sexually explicit material to Sterger without her consent, she can accuse him when she wants. He is the person who allegedly harassed Sterger. She is the victim here, not Favre.

  124. turtlehawk17 says: Oct 14, 2010 9:48 PM

    Wow. The knuckle draggers are out in force tonight. Insensitive, sexist morons of the world unite!

  125. Mughut says: Oct 14, 2010 9:53 PM

    Is it funny a guy named dick ka is commenting on Bretts pic messages of his d*ck?

  126. treeman says: Oct 14, 2010 9:55 PM

    Pervy xx says:
    October 14, 2010 4:45 PM
    Don’t you know that skanks like Sterger give the whole NFL a black eye?
    —————————————-
    And I thought that was your job?
    Farve sent the pictures, case closed, no denial. Never once said “I’m innocent!” like anyone falsely accused would. He did it.
    Face it, Perv, it’s over. Favre is through, the dream is dead. No championship, probably no playoffs.
    And Chilly let Jared and the boys know, there is no tomorrow. All in. Next year, Zygi dismantles the team.
    Don’t worry, Ted Thompson doesn’t want any of your old guys, but the Lions could use a few of them. The William-Suh Wall. It’s gonna be great!

  127. PAJoe says: Oct 14, 2010 10:06 PM

    She’s a bimbo, that’s obvious, but a hot one. She figured out Farve was looking to call the “pump and dump” play on her, so this is her revenge.
    Ditka would have sent her pics, but it’s hard to hold a camera, mirror to see over his gut and magnifying glass all at the same time…….

  128. HateSycophants says: Oct 14, 2010 10:14 PM

    What is it with all of you “males” who have actually viewed these photos and post comments about the “appearance” of another dude’s genitalia? Seriously? Does typing those words not make you feel a little funny inside?
    The sissification of the American male continues unabated.
    Do you think Ditka looked at them. Bite your effing tongues, douche bags.

  129. Goldenrod says: Oct 14, 2010 10:21 PM

    One thing Dikta proves is that you can be really dumb and still make a good living in America. He’s the kinda of guy who gets hookers, why would he care about a woman.

  130. ScottyFargo says: Oct 14, 2010 10:31 PM

    Got that Bears fans? Your God, Ditka, says Favre did nothing wrong. So you goung to continue to go against your God?
    I rest my case.
    SKOL VIKINGS!

  131. ACS2 says: Oct 14, 2010 10:36 PM

    HateSycophants says:
    October 14, 2010 10:14 PM
    Do you think Ditka looked at them. Bite your effing tongues, douche bags.
    ———-
    Yes. Yes. Yes.
    And then he felt himself up again.

  132. Pervy xx says: Oct 14, 2010 10:44 PM

    lol keep smoking treeman…
    ACS2…Was he found guilty yet? I don’t live in North Korea

  133. Pervy xx says: Oct 14, 2010 11:33 PM

    @ RagnarTheBloodAxe….awesome post bro…every bit true

  134. gisher says: Oct 14, 2010 11:47 PM

    WOW. I feel so inadequate, I mean look at all the people in this thread that obviously know Brett Favre and Jenn Sterger on such a close personal level that they are aware of the most intimate details of their lives. This then allows their obviously much more massive brains than mine to truly know the real motivations of other humans. Gosh you guys are all best pals with like major huge celebrities…touch me.
    I mean it looks like all these people in this thread were actually present at these totally titanic events that will obviously affect world peace 200 years from now. I just wanna say I am honored to be in the same thread with these other superhumans, and I just hope I never have to face their judgement.
    I am also honored to be in a world where people can finally let it all hang out and the press will link to it. We finally have become civilized, no longer are we just mere tribal beasts staggering around in our own excrement Glory be.

  135. Blackn'Gold says: Oct 14, 2010 11:55 PM

    Ditka? What does Ditka have to do with any of this? Is he now an expert of sexual harassment cases? He knows as much as everyone else does which ain’t much. This points to the conclusion that men really don’t like women so they always side with the guy’s position.
    “He Man Woman Haters Club”
    Spanky and Our Gang
    GO STEELERS!

  136. sand0 says: Oct 14, 2010 11:59 PM

    Jen’s actions don’t absolve Brett of wrongdoing. Brett’s actions don’t absolve Jen of anything either.
    I think the women’s rights folks will take Ditka’s comments to be anti women’s rights but I think his message is basically that both of these clowns are to blame.
    Saving voicemails for two years usually requires you to record them into a seperate device. She went through the trouble to transfer the photos to the computer. Her timing maximizes personal gain. Yeah, really classy broad there.

  137. Real Football Fan says: Oct 15, 2010 12:14 AM

    RagnarTheBloodAxe,
    Wow, are you serious? What world do you live in? Men do much worse like grabbing strangers and trying to stick their hands up their mini-skirts at night clubs. I understand many of you guys don’t have any life experience or haven’t ever been in real life situations, but get a clue.

  138. Real Football Fan says: Oct 15, 2010 12:21 AM

    PAJoe,
    She’s a bimbo? Because you know her so well, right?
    Somebody has gotten rejected too many times by the sexiest girls in the room over the years. You need to get some counseling for that kind of pent up anger.

  139. meridethtohayes says: Oct 15, 2010 7:53 AM

    Like any other entity in any Free Market, the NFL is an industry, as is broadcast media–and each employee of either has the obligation to generate money for his or her industry.
    Taking on The Most Talked About individual in the NFL for the past two years has to be a daunting task, fraught with “burning bridges”, “collateral damage”, legal advice and proceedure, and a myriad of other things (endorsement issues such as Wrangler, etc), that that a person must weigh–“Is it worth it?”
    Certainly, Mike Ditka is an expert on the issue of sexual harassment, uninvited phone messages and sexually explicit images sent to him by The Most Talked About Individual in the NFL.
    Naturally, he’s as entitled to his opinions as anyone else, but he is and was No Closer to the situation than anyone posting here, or anyone else who makes money talking about it.
    The concept of the masses suggesting “what she should have done” is unbelievably short-sighted at worst and delightfully naive at best.
    The media loves the story because it is inexpensive, and everyone wins–except Favre’s wife and family, and others who are directly involved.
    I get the feeling that most people have not heard the messages and seen the images which are readily available through Deadspin, (NWS)–and the idea that the story was somehow completely fabricated is ridiculous.

  140. krisk55 says: Oct 15, 2010 8:24 AM

    Based on many of these posts it seems that people have an issue with the fact that this did not come to light for 2 years. So basically if this became a story in 2008 then it is a fair story and deserves coverages but waiting 2 years makes it a BS ploy. There is no statute of limitations on stupidity. What Farve did was dumb and possibly harassing. When will people realize today doing anything electronic will come back and bite them in the butt. Text messages, voice mails and pictures don’t just disappear. Someone some where will get the dirt and make a story out of it because that is what is needed in a 24/7 news cycle. Several weeks ago the Jets were ripped for making “rude” gestures to a sideline reporter and now some how you can justify a married man sending naked pictures of himself to a woman employed by his team at the time. Ridiculous.

  141. ACS2 says: Oct 15, 2010 8:54 AM

    Pervy xx says:
    October 14, 2010 10:44 PM
    lol keep smoking treeman…
    ACS2…Was he found guilty yet? I don’t live in North Korea
    ———-
    This message has been brought to you by the Society of People Who Have Had Too Many Concussions. We now return you to your previously scheduled stapler. Quack!

  142. crodseth says: Oct 15, 2010 9:36 AM

    Ditka tells it like it is, no sugar-coating it.

  143. PED'S ARE GOOD FOR SPORTS says: Oct 15, 2010 10:37 AM

    gisher says:
    October 14, 2010 11:47 PM
    WOW. I feel so inadequate, I mean look at all the people in this thread that obviously know Brett Favre and Jenn Sterger on such a close personal level that they are aware of the most intimate details of their lives. This then allows their obviously much more massive brains than mine to truly know the real motivations of other humans. Gosh you guys are all best pals with like major huge celebrities…touch me.
    I mean it looks like all these people in this thread were actually present at these totally titanic events that will obviously affect world peace 200 years from now. I just wanna say I am honored to be in the same thread with these other superhumans, and I just hope I never have to face their judgement.
    I am also honored to be in a world where people can finally let it all hang out and the press will link to it. We finally have become civilized, no longer are we just mere tribal beasts staggering around in our own excrement Glory be.
    __________________________________
    Great writing nice big words…all to cover up or try to cover up the fact you are an IDIOT.
    It doesnt take a GENIUS OR A ROCKET SCIENTIST, nor does it take a personal, in depth knolwedge of the situation to figure out what happened here.
    Im not to judge anyone, but that doesnt change the fact Brett put HIMSELF in a situation that NO married man OR woman for that matter should be in.
    Its emotional infidelity at the LEAST. Which can be JUST as damaging as a one night stand. the guy tried to be sneaky, thought nothing bad could happen because he is “Brett Favre” and got BUSTED.
    It doesnt matter what HER intentions are. If Brett stays loyal to his wife, THERE IS NO STORY. The ONLY victims in this are Deanna Favre and their children and his family. Anyone who thinks otherwise is an IDIOT.
    CASE CLOSED.

  144. Deb says: Oct 15, 2010 3:51 PM

    @Real Football Fan …
    Actually you’re the threat to women because you lack the maturity and discernment to distinguish between girls behaving badly and women being victimized. Sexual harassment statutes were intended to protect: 1. Those threatened or coerced into exchanging sexual favors to get, keep, or succeed at their jobs. 2. Those forced to endure demeaning assignments, derogatory comments, jokes, pornography, grabbing, groping, threatening, and other ongoing harassment. Jen Sterger’s situation does not apply.
    It seems she gave Favre her private numbers–an expression of interest. She spoke with him more than once and nowhere on the tapes is she heard telling him to STOP calling. She never reported the incident to their employer. If those are photos of him, she says she kept them two years “for laughs.” That is not victim-speak.
    Propositions and flirtations alone may be considered harassment even when they are encouraged but that does not make the men predators nor the women victims. Whether or not Favre is a sleaze for cheating on his wife is not the issue. The only issue is whether the behavior violates the law or work-related statute. Claiming a woman in this circumstance is a victim and waving flags about wives and daughters only trivializes real harassment and rape victims who did not encourage or participate in their ordeals.
    You are the one who’s out of touch with the real world. If it’s our bodies, our choices, then we need to take responsibility for ourselves before the fact instead of looking for a man to blame–or bilk–after.

  145. In & Out Burger says: Oct 15, 2010 4:33 PM

    @Deb
    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: you are missing the point entirely. The NFL has set a precedent to police morals. Brett Favre is married. He needs to be punished for acting stupidly, regardless if he harassed anyone. Is this ridiculous? Yes. But he must remain consistent. Also, even if this particular woman didn’t find this behavior offensive, are you telling me that no woman ever would feel harrassed by this behavior? It is the behavior that is the issue, not the reaction to it. Clearly the woman didn’t ask for these voicemails or pictures, so it doesn’t matter how she feels, it was unsolicited, and thus inappropiate behavior. Behavior in which the NFL apparently punishes.

  146. Canes1 says: Oct 15, 2010 4:56 PM

    What I really don’t get is some people’s automatic assumption or call for criminal charges. We’ve been creeping closer and closer for the last 25 years or so…but have we really gotten to the point, where there is a “law” for everything?? Girl gives her # to a guy…guy and girl text…guy “maybe” takes relationship wrong…guy sends pictures of penis……
    Really??? Have these people looked at the news and seen what people are being charged with these days? These days if you fart too loud you have 3 charges coming at you. Not trying to turn this political, but really…if Favre get’s charged with anything…that’s the real crime against freedom. So she saw a penis picture, oh god!!!! Life will never be the same. Amazes me how people these days love their lack of freedom and beg for the gov’t to take care of them from cradle to grave.
    Sterger wanted hush money…plain and simple. No crime was committed…and Favre certainly shouldn’t be punished by his employer for a personal issue. People these days really, REALLY SUCK!!

  147. ACS2 says: Oct 15, 2010 5:14 PM

    For a rape victim, you sure do a lot of arguing in support of womanizers.

  148. Deb says: Oct 15, 2010 6:24 PM

    @In & Out Burger …
    Adultery is a private matter, so I’m not addressing that. Men don’t ask for the phone numbers of nude models because they’re looking for a chess partner. When women give them their numbers, they’re giving the okay to call them. Nothing about this was unsolicited. If you stick your hand in a fire, you can’t complain about the heat. The NFL is picking and choosing which players to punish based on player profile rather than behavior. Otherwise, Vince Young would have been suspended.
    @ACS2 … Rapes are acts of violence, not womanizing. I may find the behavior of Ben and Brett appalling, but since Ben didn’t rape anyone and Brett (as far as we now know) didn’t break any laws, their behavior is a private matter and shouldn’t be dragged through the press. From what I know of Georgia and can discern of Sterger, they were willing participants–so I resent them playing the victim card. The victims I know went through a horrific ordeal that they didn’t invite or encourage in any way. If you think anything about Brett or Ben’s predicaments is remotely like a real rape or harassment case … I envy your lack of experience with those situations.

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