Since his client essentially has no further career in the media, Phil Reese apparently sees no risk in doing something reckless with whatever career Jenn Sterger has left.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Monday night that the investigation regarding Favre’s alleged conduct toward Sterger, a former Jets in-house sideline reporter, could be resolved as soon as Tuesday. Echoing Peter King’s most recent report from NBC’s Football Night in America, Mort said that Favre likely will not be be suspended.
According to TMZ.com, Reese says that Sterger has “provided extensive evidence that irrefutably proves there was harassment.” The statement marks the most dramatic break yet from Sterger’s previous decision to say nothing in the hopes that the case would go away.
Apparently, that was before she decided she could get paid.
“No matter what happens Jenn has all legal remedies, including going public,” Reese said, “if the NFL doesn’t clear her name.”
Phil, the NFL isn’t in the business of “clearing her name.” The NFL needs to determine whether any of its policies were violated. Clearing Sterger’s name (i.e., helping her get another job) isn’t the NFL’s obligation.
Meanwhile, since when is “going public” a legal remedy? It’s not illegal for her to go public, unless of course she defames Favre. But if there’s a legal remedy to be pursued, it’s not something that will happen through the media but through the court system.
Unless, of course, she’s decided that her desire to get paid includes selling her story.
Either way, if her goal is to get another job, she may want to reconsider the skills and abilities of her current manager.