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NFL hires forensics expert to sift through Favre-Sterger mess

Though it largely has disappeared from the headlines over the last few weeks, the NFL’s investigation regarding whether and to what extent Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sent unwelcome and/or inappropriate text messages to former Jets in-house sideline reporter Jenn Sterger while Favre played for the team continues.

Ten days ago, Sterger finally met with the NFL, after a should-I-or-shouldn’t-I routine that reminded many of Favre’s decision-making skills.

Today, both Adam Schefter of ESPN and Jay Glazer of FOX report that the league has hired a forensics expert to determine whether the most problematic photos (if you don’t know what we’re referring to, we’re glad you finally woke up, Mr. Van Winkle) were sent by Favre to Sterger.

The implication, in our assessment, is that absent sufficiently compelling objective proof, the league will take little or no action against Favre.

Then there’s the fact that the NFL regular season ends only six weeks from today.  With appeal rights and other inherent delays in a process that already has taken much, much longer than expected (i.e., “fast track“) as Favre completes the final year of his career, it’s getting harder to imagine that the league would be in position to actually enforce a suspension against Favre, if in the end the league were to decide that a suspension is warranted.

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9 Responses to “NFL hires forensics expert to sift through Favre-Sterger mess”
  1. zaggs says: Nov 21, 2010 12:40 PM

    Shouldn’t you be getting on the NFL for hiring a criminal expert instead of an employment expert? Fair is fair after all.

  2. bluvayner says: Nov 21, 2010 12:46 PM

    So…they’re going to forensically match the photos to Favre’s junk ????

  3. mean13 says: Nov 21, 2010 12:46 PM

    Don’t touch Favre’s junk.

  4. johnnyb612 says: Nov 21, 2010 1:42 PM

    Is he going to have to go through the Michael Jackson treatment?

  5. Andre's Johnson says: Nov 21, 2010 1:46 PM

    This was funny at first. Now it’s just sort of gross.

  6. These pretzels are making me thirsty! says: Nov 21, 2010 1:58 PM

    zaggs says: Nov 21, 2010 12:40 PM

    Shouldn’t you be getting on the NFL for hiring a criminal expert instead of an employment expert? Fair is fair after all.
    Where does it say anything about a “criminal expert”?

    Shouldn’t you work harder to comprehend what you’re reading? Or learn what forensics means?

    Fair is fair after all.

  7. stixzidinia says: Nov 21, 2010 2:39 PM

    Just ask Deanna if it’s his schlong.

  8. doodlesmack says: Nov 21, 2010 5:07 PM

    It is not a matter of if it is his junk or not. The matter at hand is if the pic/texts/whatever were sent unsolicited.

    There is no case if she sent pics to him and he sent his in return, or if she asked for the pic.

    Gotta give credit to the NFL for at least trying to find a decision one way or the other.

  9. jimmy1smith says: Nov 21, 2010 5:22 PM

    If the want an expert witness, just ask Childress if its Favre’s dong. He’s been on his knees more than a nun and he should be able to recognize it without a problem.

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