Well, the NFL finally has returned the calls of the Jenn Sterger camp.
Lawyer Joseph Conway tells Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Daily that the investigation regarding the conduct of Brett Favre has been completed and referred to the office of Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Conway told Mullen that he would be “extremely disappointed” if the Commissioner decides not to discipline Favre.
“If anyone portrays this as a one-time incident, that would be completely incorrect,” Conway said. “This is a pattern of behavior on his part that took place over a very long period of time. There were repeated attempts to contact my client.”
The real question is whether his client ever did anything to encourage the communications, to participate in them, and/or to indicate that the conduct was welcome. The absence of any apparent complaint at any time before hiring Conway, who made no secret of his intention to pursue “remedies” (i.e., get money from) any responsible parties, undermines the notion that she found his behavior to be offensive and unwelcome.
“We were extremely cooperative with the NFL,” Conway said. “We provided them with the names of others they could contact. I believe, based on what we turned over to them, that there is sufficient evidence to find he was in violation of the Personal Conduct Policy.”
Of course Conway believes that Favre violated the Personal Conduct Policy, because he’s paid (or hoping to get paid) to represent Sterger’s best interests, and Conway believes it’s in her best interests for the league to find that the Personal Conduct Policy was violated. For these purposes, Conway is Sterger, and there now should be no doubt that, even though she apparently didn’t complain for more than two years, she’s complaining now. Though it’s unclear whether she’s angling for another job in the media or enough cash from Favre and/or the Jets so that she won’t need one, Sterger’s camp has decided to pull out all the stops when it comes to pursuing “justice” from the NFL, which means that Sterger has decided to pull out all the stops when it comes to pursuing “justice” from the NFL.
And so now we wait. Or, more accurately, we keep waiting.