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Sterger lawyer blasts NFL’s decision on Favre

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Lawyer Joseph Conway, in a press release sent to multiple members of the media, criticized the NFL’s decision to fine quarterback Brett Favre $50,000 for lack of candor and failure to cooperate (i.e., lying) to the league and, ultimately, to impose no discipline on him for sexual harassment.

“My client and I are extremely disappointed, but not surprised, at today’s NFL announcement that Brett Favre did not violate the NFL ‘workplace conduct’ policy,” Conway said.  “While I am not privy to how Mr. Goodell reached such a finding, we strongly disagree with his conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to support a violation of the policy.  To the contrary, our evidence and the personal testimony of Ms. Sterger clearly showed a pattern of lewd and offensive behavior by Mr. Favre that lasted all of the 2008 season.

“As noted in the NFL’s release, ‘there was no evidence to suggest that Sterger engaged in any inappropriate conduct.’  In addition to the offensive messages, there was ample evidence to show that the sexually explicit photographs were part of Favre’s inappropriate behavior.  Our evidence clearly showed that the photos were sent by Favre.

“Likewise, Mr. Goodell completely failed to address the complicity of the New York Jet organization in Favre’s conduct.  The evidence was explicit that Ms. Sterger’s personal telephone numbers were provided to Favre by still-current employees of the New York Jets.  This was done without Ms. Sterger’s knowledge and consent.

“Furthermore, the fact that the League took the step of fining Favre for ‘not being candid in several respects during the investigation’ is disturbing in the message it sends.  It clearly shows that an NFL star player was given preferential treatment and tells all other players that failure to cooperate may cost you some money but will not result in other punishment.  Additionally, today’s decision is an affront to all females and shows once again that, despite tough talk, the NFL remains the good old boys’ league.”

It’s hard to disagree with much of Conway’s statement.  (We’ve already offered up our views on the matter.)  We’re not sure, however, that we share Conway’s concern that the Jets have “complicity” via the fact that an employee of the team (probably not a management-level employee) gave Sterger’s phone number to Favre.  Unless Favre told the employee that he wanted the number so that he could sexually harass Sterger, who cares if a Jets employee gave Sterger’s number to Favre?

Except, of course, Mrs. Favre.

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  1. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 29, 2010 3:07 PM

    Favre probably would have settled if Sterger’s version of Engulf & Devour had been reasonable.

  2. tedvalentine says: Dec 29, 2010 3:09 PM

    In other words, the lawyer said “How am I supposed to get paid now!”

  3. help me says: Dec 29, 2010 3:10 PM

    Lack of candor does not equal lying.

    Jeebus.

  4. gergie1957 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:12 PM

    God, I hope this is done now.

  5. gypjet says: Dec 29, 2010 3:13 PM

    Maybe this bimbo should have come forward, like three years ago when all this happened. She was only forced to do so after she finally showed the pics to the wrong person while snickering. The lawyer doth protest to much.

  6. ijr213 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:13 PM

    If she wanted true justice, she’d be pressing charges against the other players who have sent her pictures.

    For those of you unfamiliar with this, her first telling of this was to Gawker and the question was if she had received any pictures of men’s private areas. She said she has received multiple from many players, but the only name she gave was Favre’s.

  7. commoncents says: Dec 29, 2010 3:13 PM

    Yet NFL players have no say about female reporters in the locker room looking at them nude. Where are the rights of an NFL player????

  8. grogansheroes says: Dec 29, 2010 3:15 PM

    When is GODell going to be held accountable for all the problems on his watch? How can this guy be so incompetent in his job and keep it? It is almost like he works for OBama. He constantly mishandles everything that come across his desk! In all the years of following the NFL, I have never seen the commissioner be in the news, or have so many complaints from so many areas. Fans, players, media, owners, all wonder what he is doing. When all aspects of the community are complaining about job performance, how does he manage to keep his? I thought with the way he handles the whole Spygate issue, he would not be long for his job, but apparently incompetence is rewarded in the NoFunLeague!!!

  9. lanflfan says: Dec 29, 2010 3:15 PM

    Blah, Blah, Blah…

    Mr. Conway/Ms. Sterger, just file the lawsuit against Favre we ALL know has been coming since day one. You’ve laid your foundation, now let the court decide and get the heck out of our NFL news. It’s always been about the $$$,$$$,$$$.$$, why else bring this all up TWO YEARS after (statute of limitations perhaps)? Enjoy your money and all the other fun things that will come your way.

    For the record, I do think the punishment was too light and the way Brett acted was deplorable and embarrassing. As with concussions and “player safety”, the NFL needs to step up and do more to prevent issues like this before they happen at all.

  10. hairpie says: Dec 29, 2010 3:17 PM

    wow, is there anything the jets organization WONT do???

  11. sundaysundaysunday says: Dec 29, 2010 3:18 PM

    Sterger and anyone involved with her….. please go away now.

  12. desertvike says: Dec 29, 2010 3:19 PM

    “Commissioner Goodell . . . determined that Favre was not candid in several respects during the investigation, resulting in a longer review and additional negative public attention for Favre, Sterger, and the NFL,”

    Obviously Favre lied. He did not “request” to be silent. The NFL said “favre was not candid in several respects during the investigation”. He lied. He is a jacka*s and a liar. I cannot wait until he is finally gone.

    Goodell is really going downhill as the commissioner.

  13. momsasaynt says: Dec 29, 2010 3:19 PM

    What this very emotional :***( NO MONEY FOR ME

  14. cliverush says: Dec 29, 2010 3:20 PM

    Mike, Why do you assume that it was a lower level employee? If in fact a member of the JETS MGMT. gave him the number then they would be responsible to a degree in the mistreatment of one of their own. As long as it was Farve, then all rights are forgone under your logic.

  15. bucfansouthtampa says: Dec 29, 2010 3:21 PM

    Mike
    As a lawyer you should know that employers, whose employees have access to sensitive information, are liable if that employees (s) misuse that information. Thats why all employees should receive training in the correct way to handle that data. Im sure Ms Sterger’s lawyers, when they file their papers, will focus on how the Jets train their employees in handling this data, how many times did Jets employees pass sensitive data to players, and does the League hold any liability in this?
    Its unfortunate, but the Jets should have not been asleep at the switch in this.

  16. notredamegirl says: Dec 29, 2010 3:21 PM

    This guy knows he didn’t have a case when is client waited two years say anything until deadspin let the cat out of the bag.

  17. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 29, 2010 3:21 PM

    If she was that offended she would of made a complaint in 2008.

  18. favrelous says: Dec 29, 2010 3:21 PM

    This is like a playboy centerfold complaining about being objectified. Also, instead of threatening to sue, sterger should have filed suit to provide real leverage. It is crazy her legal team of retards did not know a decision against Favrelous would not be in the best of interest of the NFL and the Jets.

    I am looking forward to her going into porn or her ” leaked” sex tape. If you act like a whore you will be treated as one.

    Yea, I know Favrelous was a dope for going after her…

  19. jdonnel3 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:22 PM

    It was ridiculous to begin with lets move on..

  20. larrydavidstern says: Dec 29, 2010 3:24 PM

    Can we please never hear this idiot Sterger’s name again please!

  21. viperden says: Dec 29, 2010 3:26 PM

    Well she shouldn’t wait 2 yrs staring at Favre’s junk and should have proceeded filing a lawsuit right away. She only has herself to blame for this. Snooze you lose… She enjoyed this otherwise, this would have been taken care of when Favre was a Jet.

  22. favrespeckerpictures says: Dec 29, 2010 3:26 PM

    For the most part, I have been a supporter of Goodell, but lately he seems to be losing control. This was terribly mishandled, and smells funny, similar to the Patriots spygate investigation and the quick destruction of the evidence.

  23. ratedrsuperstar1331 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:26 PM

    I’m a fan of Favre. Grew up watching old gray beard. But if this was Jay Cutler, Matt Cassel, Michael Vick, or any player not named Brady, Manning, or Favre, they all would have been suspended. I think Goodell’s ruling has to making guys like Vincent Jackson question whether there is a double standard in the NFL. This may be Goodell’s first BIG mistake.

  24. bbw44 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:26 PM

    Gold digging tramp

  25. bodybaggame says: Dec 29, 2010 3:27 PM

    ENOUGH…already. But that being said, it makes no sense for Favre to have sent those pics. I mean what was his reasoning?…This woman has probably been served bigger link sausages at Ihop..

  26. flashdeath says: Dec 29, 2010 3:28 PM

    Do a google search for Jenn Sterger Images. Goodness gracious, girl, you are a trollop. Who wouldn’t send you pictures of his junk?

  27. importantpftcomment says: Dec 29, 2010 3:29 PM

    it is actually pretty easy to disagree with ALL of Conway’s statement!

    Conway’s statement is pure garbage. Notice how he entirely skirts around the issue of whether the gold digger replied to any text messages in a favorable or non favorable way. He knows that if asked that question in public, he will either need to lie or avoid the question!

  28. mensamember says: Dec 29, 2010 3:29 PM

    “Waaah, waah, waah!!! They just blew my chance for a good civil suit. Waah, waah waah!!”
    3 shots at deep pockets going down the drain. Go find an ambulance to chase.

  29. nxt76 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:31 PM

    Ah, poor little gold diggers. You get nothing, because Favre didn’t sexually harrass anyone. If Favre doesn’t answer every single question, that doesn’t mean he is lying. It is not up to Favre’s camp to have to prove whether he did or didn’t do anything.

  30. godofwine330 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:31 PM

    @tedvalentine

    Exactly. I am tired of hearing about it. Now I hope that she gets nothing. Maybe Favre will tel lhis wife, “Hey, baby. She looked like a younger version of you.”

  31. mensamember says: Dec 29, 2010 3:31 PM

    My point exactly @tedvalentine
    Did I not hear that Sterger had a collection of these types of photos?
    Maybe I’ll send her one. Any one got her #?

  32. stoney18 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:34 PM

    Please, can’t we jsut shoot Old Yeller and move on ?!?!

  33. holeinone09 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:36 PM

    While I agree that the NFL did not punish Favre enought for supposedly lying (ie not being candid), I think this tramp and her attorney should either sue or STFU. OF COURSE, if the NFL said Favre did commit some violation of conduct due to sexual harrassment, that would have led to an immediate lawsuit by this tramp and her attorney. I don’t have a problem with the NFL not ruling that way, since I think this was something that happened between 2 adults, private between them, and she didn’t say boo even to this day (ie she still has not sued). I am sure they were hoping the NFL would help them. Again, although the NFL should have had a bigger punishment for the lying aspect, I am glad they didn’t say it was sexual harrassment since the tramp and her attorney are not doing anything to even justify the allegation. Now, they should just go away.

  34. upperdecker19 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:38 PM

    If the lawyer is so sure about this…..sue Favre already. Jeez

  35. Wisconsin77 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:39 PM

    boo hoo hoo!!!

    That’s what the ho gets for sitting on this for 2 years.

  36. carryingweight says: Dec 29, 2010 3:40 PM

    I would complain if I wasn’t gettin paid too.

  37. Wisconsin77 says: Dec 29, 2010 3:42 PM

    Translation: “We are pissed Favre never offered us a large sum of hush money like we were hoping for. So now it is time to play the innocent victim card.”

  38. hughjassphd says: Dec 29, 2010 3:43 PM

    Farve should send her a bill for the 15 minutes of fame he gave her.

  39. pedsaregoodforsports says: Dec 29, 2010 3:47 PM

    This is absurd. Why some of you are hellbent on seeing Favre get taken down for this is beyond me.

    The real issue here is he was trying to screw around on his wife. THATS the issue.

    As far as the other stuff, please. There was no sexual harrassment. She joked with her friends, waited two years to report and only did so after her career was going down hill. She tried to cash in on the pics she saved for a rainy day and had an epic fail.

    How often does this happen with the exchanging of pics like this? I have never done it personally, but it happens. To me it looks like two adults being people and one of them tried to pull a fast one and fail.

    LET IT GO PEOPLE.

    If anything, feel bad for his wife and kids.

    Other than that Favre was dumb and Sterger tried to pull a fast one, and she lost.

    Thats it. If she reports it right away, then Id give the story credence. But she didnt. And since she didnt, theres no way to prove harrassment, because the elapse time shows she wasnt very offended. Usually if someone is offended, they dont wait two years to say so.

  40. bucforever says: Dec 29, 2010 3:53 PM

    Well I am sure it is not over for long . I feel sure this will wind up in civil court and most likely divorce court. The NFL may sweep it under the rug but Sterger’s camp is not satisfied yet and the ominously silent Mrs. Favre has yet to be heard. This thing will not go away until Brett pays out a lot more than $50k.

  41. jsratx says: Dec 29, 2010 4:02 PM

    $50 says she’s naked in Playboy again with her side of the story by May. That’s the only way she’s getting paid.

  42. laffers says: Dec 29, 2010 4:10 PM

    I don’t know what or who Joseph Conway is but in my opinion he clearly didn’t serve his client’s cause very well.
    If he truly believed he had a sexual harassment claim he should have filed it. His obsession with league discipline upon Favre is perplexing, to say the least. Any experienced attorney would know that any disciplinary sanctions by the NFL would have absolutely NO RELEVANCY on the issue of sexual harassment in a court of law and a court would estoppe the plaintiff from ever mentioning it.
    I think we can assume by Mr. Conway’s ressponse that there was never going to be a lawsuit in the first place.

  43. skins3yearplan says: Dec 29, 2010 4:20 PM

    Double Dammit… again I clicked on this link looking for hot pics of Sterger and found NOTHING! Come on!

  44. richmondhokie says: Dec 29, 2010 4:21 PM

    Not sure where all these people get off saying Favre lied. The statement from the NFL specifically says that forensics experts could not determine whether the offensive pics came from Favre’s phone. He claims he did not send her photos. So how, exactly, is he lying? It sounds to me like the forensics experts backed up Favre’s statements.

    I expect Favre was cautious in what he told the NFL b/c of advice from his lawyers. And the NFL couldn’t pin anything on him, didn’t want to do nothing, and of course had to pay for the aforementioned forensics experts. So they fined Favre for some bogus “non-cooperation” charge, when we all know he met with Goodell willingly, unlike his accuser, who dragged her feet for weeks, waiting for a payout from Favre, which never came.

    This is the NFL punishing Favre for the bad publicity for the league. Nothing else.

  45. theytukrjobs says: Dec 29, 2010 4:23 PM

    In my opinion, Sterger’s failure to take this to a real courtroom is an admission on her part that her lawyers did not believe that this violated New Jersey sexual harrassment laws. Period. End of story. They knew this wasn’t sexual harrassment and going to court and losing would have cost Jenn more money and precious “face”.

    As for the personal conduct policy of the NFL. Look, I hate to be a realist here, but Goodell is the one that decides if it is in violation. He decided that it is not. He doesn’t owe Sterger a damned thing. They can huff and puff all they want.

    I guarantee you that the reason Brett got off is because Jenn Sterger was unable to provide a single piece of evidence indicating that she told Brett the advances were unwanted. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Furthermore, she failed to provide any evidence that she was emotionally hurt by his advances.

    Does Conway just ignore the FACT that Sterger in a recorded email chain to Deadspin told the editor there that she thought it was just funny the whole time and that she held onto the pics to share laughs with friends? Seriously. Jenn went on record saying that none of it bothered her. There is no evidence of her wishing it away.

    I really am starting to think that this whole situation was an attempt by this Sterger goofball to get in the headlines. If her showbiz career were flourishing you would have never heard of this. I mean she came out with this stuff merely weeks after her show was canceled, and nearly years after the incidents actually took place.

    Sterger did her damage. Got her name in the papers. Now it is time for her to spin this into a playboy centerfold and then disappear out of the public eye forever. There are more interesting and talented hotties out there for us to give attention to.

  46. medialovesthecowboys says: Dec 29, 2010 4:27 PM

    #
    jsratx says: Dec 29, 2010 4:02 PM

    $50 says she’s naked in Playboy again with her side of the story by May. That’s the only way she’s getting paid.
    ——————————————————
    yup

  47. jimmysee says: Dec 29, 2010 4:32 PM

    Does anyone really care what Joseph Conway has to say?

  48. bigbeefyd says: Dec 29, 2010 4:36 PM

    She kinda reminds me of a porn star complaining becasue they showed her naked coochie in a film.

  49. realitypolice says: Dec 29, 2010 4:36 PM

    We’re not sure, however, that we share Conway’s concern that the Jets have “complicity” via the fact that an employee of the team (probably not a management-level employee) gave Sterger’s phone number to Favre. Unless Favre told the employee that he wanted the number so that he could sexually harass Sterger, who cares if a Jets employee gave Sterger’s number to Favre?
    ============================

    All personal information given by an employee to an employer is implicitly confidential unless the employer explicitly informs the employee that it could be released. I believe a personal phone number would fall under this.

    Under no circumstances should any Jet employee have given out Sterger’s number without her express permission.

    Are you sure you were a lawyer?

  50. shorttracknews says: Dec 29, 2010 4:39 PM

    Lets get one thing straight, nobody from the Jets game him her number. He got it the good old fashioned way, he stole it from an AIDS Walk list.

  51. thejuddstir says: Dec 29, 2010 4:42 PM

    Conway and Sterger……it’s time to go away! The police didn’t believe her, the NFL didn’t believe her, BF didn’t believe her (no payoff), the Jets didn’t believe her and the world doesn’t believe Jen Sterger but yet we are once again told by HER lawyer that we should believe THEM. It’s time to go back to posing for nudie pics Jen and do your own self-exploitation but yet sob that you have been sexually harassed…….what a joke and what a bimbo!

  52. bspurloc says: Dec 29, 2010 4:47 PM

    .
    is she doing playboy yet?

  53. thejuddstir says: Dec 29, 2010 4:49 PM

    I don’t think Sterger has enough class for Playboy, perhaps “Juggs” mag will throw her a couple grand. She threw her career down the tubes becuz some sleazeball lawyer claimed he could make her rich, LMAO!!!!!!!!! No criminal charges and her lawyer didn’t file a civil suit within statute of limitations but yet we’re to believe the lawyer who “cried wolf”…..gimme a break.

  54. kimcon22000 says: Dec 29, 2010 4:59 PM

    Some of you are just plain, lifeless fools ……..

  55. fupduk2 says: Dec 29, 2010 5:02 PM

    I say, release the photos. The NFL isn’t gonna do nothing, this is like a snowy day, they are gonna run and hide. Brett’s old lady should be able to make a positive i.d. Get some ex-old lady justice.

  56. dg0122 says: Dec 29, 2010 5:09 PM

    hurry up and do the ‘movie’ with the Favre look-alike and get it over with

  57. Deb says: Dec 29, 2010 5:11 PM

    I don’t appreciate the melodramatic declaration that Goodell’s actions are an affront to all females. Jenn Sterger is hardly representative of all females. Most women, upon receiving unsolicited photos of a coworker’s privates, would at least report the incident to management to ensure her rights and interests were protected. Had she acted appropriately at the time, she wouldn’t be viewed as complicit now. She has only herself and her greed to blame for any harm to her career.

    But, Mike, I disagree with your comment about her coworkers. It’s one thing if a friend with whom she happened to work passed along her phone number to Favre, assuming she’d be okay with that. But if an HR employee passed along confidential contact info from her personnel files, that’s a problem no matter what the employee thought Favre would do with the number. Teams need to be sure employees are cautioned against giving out private information on other employees, which could leave the company liable in a harassment suit.

  58. VikesPrincess (Lisa) says: Dec 29, 2010 5:23 PM

    Hopefully this can be a closed matter now. As a female, I’m not offended by this decision – except for the fact that Favre was fined. Jenn Sterger was complicit in whatever occurred, which is why there’s been no lawsuit. We don’t need forensic experts to tell us that.

  59. bebopa says: Dec 29, 2010 5:40 PM

    How dare you doubt Lord Favre,hopefully he will take his old, injured ..s back to the sticks of Mississippi and stay there.

  60. bebopa says: Dec 29, 2010 5:42 PM

    by the way,how did the Vikings win without Lord Favres leadership last nite??? Some questions just cant be answered.

  61. steelers6pack says: Dec 29, 2010 5:51 PM

    Yet again, an alcholic, pain killer abuser, sexual preadtor and probably a cheater gets away with it! This proves yet again what a wimp Goodell really is!!!

  62. melikefootball says: Dec 29, 2010 6:23 PM

    Alot of fingers pointing to Sterger on all this, how about a married amn with grandchildren part in all this.. How soon we all forget if Farve was not forth coming there was a reason. Another example of the comish mockery of power. Farve should have been suspended when he did not cooperate with investagation which was a swift two months investagation with announcement. Once again the big time record and QB was more important to the league office than to do what was right. Will Mrs Farve have swift justice now?

  63. dumbaseinstien says: Dec 29, 2010 6:26 PM

    It’s amazing how many people are assuming she didn’t play along on this whole thing. She was still taking his calls 6 months after both of them had left the Jets, suggesting she was involved somehow with him. It’s fairly obvious that she didn’t sue him because she didn’t want details to come out in court. He almost certainly has similiar incriminating pics & info of her but can’t disclose that without implicating himself. This is nothing more than a fling turned into blackmail.

    As far as the fine, I am confused how they could fine him if they can’t prove anything. They can’t just fine someone just because they BELIEVE he lied. Unless, he just said I don’t want to discuss it (most likely what happened)…in which case, that’s his right.

    Either way, Farve’s a STUD!!!

  64. commandercornpone says: Dec 29, 2010 6:50 PM

    send sterger to sturgis. at least once a year, there’s a lot of guys there who know how to handle her.

  65. rick1922 says: Dec 29, 2010 6:53 PM

    Iam not a fan of his but it was his right not to talk to the NFL they are not a court in fact he should sue for the fine they want him to pay.Iwould’nt pay it what can they do. Sunday is his last game.

  66. raideralex99 says: Dec 29, 2010 6:56 PM

    Do a google search on Sterger and then on Favre … now who is the PIG?

  67. dwhitehurst says: Dec 29, 2010 7:37 PM

    Not that Sterger didn’t want something out of this, but on more than one ruling, Goodell is proving to be less than trustworthy himself. I’m still shocked that he ruled that Brad Childress never “tampered” with Brett Favre during the messy “divorce” proceedings with the Packers, despite the phone records to prove it.

  68. FinFan68 says: Dec 29, 2010 7:41 PM

    The lawyer should be blasted for taking her unwinnable case and thinking he could successfully extort money or intimidate Favre, the Jets, or the NFL.

  69. shutthefuukp says: Dec 29, 2010 7:49 PM

    Why did this girl ever get involved with this lawyer? This guy may have ruined her life. What has all this actually accomplished for her. I feel bad for this girl and for Favre’s family. Lots of beauty, very little brains. Sorry Sterg.

  70. phathead7 says: Dec 29, 2010 7:50 PM

    roger goodel needs to be fired.spygate,he destroyed the evidence before the media could see it so that his punishment could only be so harsh.london,players do not want to travel that far for a game because the following week they are not prepared do to all the traveling.all these personel fouls and fines,nobody seems to undrstand what a legal and illegal hit is including refs. now brett farve and his peep show,everyone knows brett showed his penis to sterger.she has pics and texts.goodel didnt have this much evidence against ben roethlisberger.he got fined and suspended 4 games.farve gets $50,000 fine thats it.hell didnt randy moss get fined for SAYING he was going to shake his penis at the fans in g.b.a few years ago.brett farve actually did it in n.y. this shows how incompetent roger goodell is .we as fans need to start a petition to get goodel out of office.empeach his ass!!!

  71. 1historian says: Dec 29, 2010 7:52 PM

    wgas

    yawn

  72. gunner1970 says: Dec 29, 2010 8:04 PM

    We all know what Brett did and said in his texts to Sterger, but, I hardly believe that he did this ALL season and she was giving him the cold shoulder and asking him to stop. We need to see(or at least hear) what her texts said in response. I think it was more of a mutual thing, and she may have been persuaded by someone else to pursue this investigation and possible lawsuit.

    It’s been a one sided “he did this” soap opera. I don’t believe for a second Sterger is innocent.

  73. dkinphx says: Dec 29, 2010 8:11 PM

    Whether Sterger welcomed Favre’s advances or not isn’t the issue here. The issue is that a 40-something, married, high profile man with kids who is supposed to be a role model sent pics of his dick to at least one person and who knows how many others? It’s a BIG DEAL…the sending of pics…not his dick, which isn’t.

    The NFL is a joke for the puny slap on the wrist for this. The NFL has proven beyond a doubt that it plays favorites with players. If Joe “down and dirty” Lineman did this…he’d be missing AT LEAST 4 games if not an entire season.

    But Favre?
    NFL:”Brettie, just grab a bit of cash out of the cookie jar and send it to us so it looks good”.

    As for THIS in the article:
    “who cares if a Jets employee gave Sterger’s number to Favre?”

    That is an idiot talking. Expect an apology for saying this. One wonders what the author would say if a Vikings employee had given Favre’s number out to somebody. Would the author feel the same…no big deal? Or is Favre simply more important in this story than the bimbo?

    Finally, all you Favre jock sniffers are pathetic. Pack you Favre kneepads and go camp out on his door and leave football to REAL men.

  74. zaggs says: Dec 29, 2010 8:20 PM

    People are too funny. “Sterger only did it for the money”. Well that can’t be the case, because extortion would mean Favre didn’t do anything. Now we know he did. See when you take a pic with a phone, the phone model gets saved in the pics data. You can transfer the pic (as Sterger did), and that information stays with the pic. From what the league has said it seems obvious the model listed in the pics and Favre phone model at the time were the same (probably even matched the phone numbers). Now then how do you prove Favre himself sent the pics? Well you can’t, least without an admission. Thats why he copped to the voicemails. You can tell who’s talking on a voicemail (using voice analysis software), you cannot tell who presses the send button on a phone.
    The NFL has said Sterger didn’t lie, but that Favre did. Its obvious then Favre sexually harassed Sterger and Goodell won’t do anything about it.

  75. supergoonone says: Dec 29, 2010 9:03 PM

    “Yet commissioner Roger Goodell “could not conclude” that Favre violated the league’s personal conduct policy based on the evidence currently available to him, the league said in a statement announcing the fine.

    Forensic analysis failed to establish that Favre sent the objectionable photographs to Sterger, the league said.

    Favre’s punishment stems from Goodell’s determination that he was “not candid in several respects during the investigation resulting in a longer review and additional negative public attention for Favre, Sterger and the NFL,” the league said. The commissioner also told Favre that if he had found a violation of the league’s workplace conduct policies, he would have imposed a “substantially higher level of discipline.”

    The NFL said its sole focus was on whether Favre violated workplace conduct policy, not to “make judgments about the appropriateness of personal relationships.” ”

    Ok zaggs and dkinphx. The NFL has officialy said he did nothing. So there. Debate it all you want. But as far as we know. They could not prove anything. The NFL said Favre was stalling, not that he lied.

    No matter what, this story is over. I’m glad and so should you.

  76. gunner1970 says: Dec 29, 2010 9:57 PM

    dkinphx says: Dec 29, 2010 8:11 PM

    Whether Sterger welcomed Favre’s advances or not isn’t the issue here. The issue is that a 40-something, married, high profile man with kids who is supposed to be a role model sent pics of his dick to at least one person and who knows how many others? It’s a BIG DEAL…the sending of pics…not his dick, which isn’t.

    The NFL is a joke for the puny slap on the wrist for this. The NFL has proven beyond a doubt that it plays favorites with players. If Joe “down and dirty” Lineman did this…he’d be missing AT LEAST 4 games if not an entire season.
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    Actually it is totally the issue, and not the only issue.

    The NFL said it is not their interest to pursue peoples personal lives and did not have a policy to control such moral actions. Because Brett is married with kids is completely irrelevant to anything that took place. How would you like it if your boss suspended you because you banged a woman in a bars bathroom? I’d sue in a heartbeat! None of their damn business if she was an employee or not unless they have a specific policy prohibiting such behavior. The NFL did not…end of story!

  77. hooterdawg says: Dec 29, 2010 10:03 PM

    It looks like neither her lawyer or her manager impressed Goodell very much with their threats. The public would have enjoyed the dirty details of Jenn Sterger’s life that would surely be revealed in a courtroom.

  78. zaggs says: Dec 29, 2010 10:40 PM

    Ok zaggs and dkinphx. The NFL has officialy said he did nothing. So there. Debate it all you want. But as far as we know. They could not prove anything. The NFL said Favre was stalling, not that he lied.

    Sorry Super, the league did not say that. They said that “forensic analysis could not establish that Favre sent the objectionable photographs to Sterger”. The League also said “nor was there anything to suggest that Sterger engaged in any inappropriate conduct,”. So if Sterger did nothing wrong we know some things are true (or else Sterger would have been called out for lying). She received the photos that she described. She received the photos from Favre’s phone. Either those 2 statements are true, or Sterger engaged in inappropriate conduct. So what the league couldn’t prove, was that Favre hit the send button to send the pics to Sterger.
    Also learn the definition of “candid”. Not being candid does not mean stalling. It means one is not “honest; impartial, frank; outspoken; open and sincere”. I’m willing to bet Favre lied about his phone, and whether it was within reach of himself when the pics were sent.

  79. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Dec 29, 2010 10:40 PM

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    hairpie says: Dec 29, 2010 3:17 PM

    wow, is there anything the jets organization WONT do???
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    Yes, they won’t win the Super Bowl.

  80. pghsteel412 says: Dec 30, 2010 12:49 AM

    i dont know how anybody could say goodell is a impartial and fair commisioner.. for a guy who goes on and on about personal conduct and not tarnishing the shield, he sure let all this drag out to the end of the season.. i mean i called up my cell phone company today and they said i could get transcripts of my texts to me within 2 weeks.. and hes tryin to pass it off that the multi billion dollar company with high price lawyers and former fbi and cops could not find out if favre sent voicemails and pics from his cell phone??? yeah right.. HYPOCRITE.. so they fine him for not being forthcoming… but if he didnt do anything why not clear his name and fine him at all… and if he did then come out and say that.. you cant say with all the months went by that they didnt find ANYTHING out about what really happened

  81. pfii63 says: Dec 30, 2010 9:15 AM

    This was an epic cop-out on the part of the league.

    Mike, as a lawyer, you know well that administrative proceedings like this one do not require criminal procedures, nor a criminal burden of proof. In fact, this is exactly the type of case of where a preponderance of the evidence should be utilized. In other words… if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then is is a damn duck! Why are they acting like they need proof to match a capital offense, or to meet war crimes standards???

    I swear the NFL is just making this crap up as it goes along, and doesn’t have the brass to take on a supposed living legend… they took the path of least resistance and I for one am sick of it. This is a sport that is tops in America and has the best potential product, yet fails miserably to create the policies and procedures to insure the integrity of that product. This is the case in player discipline, in fines for hits, and how the NFL handles officiating. All this league is concerned with is cash and using PR to keep its cash. I am very disappointed in the Commissioner and in the League.

  82. footballcoach17 says: Dec 30, 2010 9:42 AM

    Showing someone a nude picture of themselves and all involved being adults…cost sender 50k. Justice was served and then some. You can send me pics for 50k per pic. Wow! Are you serious??? I sure hope she was as innocent as she is claims.

  83. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 30, 2010 10:10 PM

    “While I am not privy to how Mr. Goodell reached such a finding, we strongly disagree with his conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to support a violation of the policy. To the contrary, our evidence and the personal testimony of Ms. Sterger clearly showed a pattern of lewd and offensive behavior by Mr. Favre that lasted all of the 2008 season.
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    Didn’t the league claim that “a pattern of bad behavior” was the reason for suspending Roethlisberger? And yet here they are, letting ol’ Brett off for his own pattern. Aren’t double standards fun?

  84. ejmat2 says: Jan 5, 2011 11:32 AM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Dec 30, 2010 10:10 PM

    Didn’t the league claim that “a pattern of bad behavior” was the reason for suspending Roethlisberger? And yet here they are, letting ol’ Brett off for his own pattern. Aren’t double standards fun?
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    There ares no double standards. Ben raped at least one female. Brett never touched any. It is not proven whether he sent dick pics to Sterger. It is only proven he left her voice messages. The NFL is not responsible for that especially if Sterger’s camp couldn’t prove sexual harrassment. The last I heard voice messages are still legal in the US.

    Now Deanna should take action being Favre is married to her.

    If I were Sterger I would sue her lawyer and publicist. They have screwed her more than Brett even planned to.

  85. juancorsair says: Jan 5, 2011 4:25 PM

    All in all, it really doesn’t make any difference how many magazines Sterger posed for, how many GB groupies Favre slept with in WI, or whether Sterger was enticing Favre or vice-versa. The only issue that really matters is the fact that Favre sent pics of his horn to a female employee of the company he was employed by. If I were to do that in my office, I’d be fired for sexual harassment regardless of the circumstances. The fact that the league seems to worry more about how hard a player gets tackled by another player doing his job than it does about how female employees are viewed and/or treated in the workplace goes a long way to show what an utterly useless putz Gutless Goodell really is. Fire him now!

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