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Favre fined $50,000 for lack of cooperation

Posted on: December 29, 2010 1:04 pm
Edited on: December 29, 2010 1:09 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After months of speculation, the NFL has announced its punishment of Brett Favre, regarding the Jenn Sterger matter.

Favre will be fined $50,000 and will receive no suspension. The NFL found there was no violation of league policy. Favre was fined the $50,000 for lack of cooperation.

The full statement from the NFL:

The NFL office conducted an investigation to determine whether Brett Favre’s interaction with New York Jets game-day employee Jenn Sterger in 2008 violated the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.

In reviewing the matter, the sole focus was on whether there was a violation of league policies regarding conduct in the workplace.  NFL policies do not extend to private conduct or make judgments about the appropriateness of personal relationships, except where that conduct or those relationships raise issues under the law or league policies.

The investigation included an analysis of publicly available reports; a series of interviews with knowledgeable individuals, including Sterger and Favre; a review of communications between the two furnished to our office; and independent forensic analysis of electronically stored material. The investigation was limited in several respects because the conduct occurred in 2008 but was not brought to our attention until this fall. As a result, certain records and individuals were unavailable to the NFL.

The investigation also reviewed a second media report about allegations involving other women who worked at the Jets’ facility in 2008.

Misconduct by Favre regarding that claim was unable to be substantiated because individuals with potentially relevant information declined to be interviewed or otherwise cooperate with the investigation. In addition, our investigation took longer than might ordinarily have been the case due to difficulties in arranging to speak with certain key individuals, the time required to retrieve and review stored electronic records, and Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to meet personally with both Favre and Sterger before making a decision.

On the basis of the evidence currently available to him, Commissioner Goodell could not conclude that Favre violated league policies relating to workplace conduct. The forensic analysis could not establish that Favre sent the objectionable photographs to Sterger. The review found no evidence to contradict the statements of both Favre and Sterger that they never met in person, nor was there anything to suggest that Sterger engaged in any inappropriate conduct.

However, Commissioner Goodell also 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. The commissioner notified Favre that he has been fined $50,000 for his failure to cooperate with the investigation in a forthcoming manner. Commissioner Goodell stated to 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.

In a memo to clubs today, Commissioner Goodell reminded them of the serious nature of this matter and stated that NFL policies make no excuses for improper or potentially unlawful conduct in the workplace. 

“Every member of every club’s staff should be able to work in an environment free of harassment or hostility, and one in which every employee is valued, respected, and given a full opportunity to contribute to the goals of the club and the NFL,” Commissioner Goodell said. “Our new training program on workplace conduct will help all of us to promote the right kind of environment for all employees and I intend to dedicate the fine I have imposed on Favre to help fund that training program.”


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Favre fined $50,000 for lack of cooperation

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Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2011 5:17 pm
 

Favre fined $50,000 for lack of cooperation

This was Rex Ryan, and the Jets. He should be investigated. She was used. She probably didnt think it would go this far. There are things that should remain private in this world.
    But she is not a victim. Now she just doesnt want to end up like a Tiger Woods' woman. But too late Jen, This will follow you forever. In the future when someone is considering you for a job, This will be the first thing anyone will learn about you when they look up your past. You better hope the Jets appriciate what you did. Because you work in the NFL, and there, you're a dime a dozen.   
     
  



Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 4:07 pm
 

Favre fined $50,000 for lack of cooperation

Amen, Brett Favre Forever.  NFL made the right decision.  Hope he plays next year. ahahaha.  You know Favre will perform better next year. He'll have Rice from the beginning.  Nope all good things come to an end,  Brett you are a warrior and a beast.



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2010 3:33 pm
 

Favre fined $50,000 for lack of cooperation

Oops,I meant Ryan Longwell, and what I had posted every is all sarcasm.And yes, he should buy wranglers for all his chicks!......LMAO!




Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2010 2:15 pm
 

Favre fined $50,000 for lack of cooperation

Here's a thought, if those three didn't talk him into playing he wouldn't have the extra $16 million dollars lying around that he does now for playing this season.  $50,000 is nothing to him, so he has to actually buy wranglers now, big deal!



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2010 1:31 pm
 

Favre fined $50,000 for lack of cooperation

Here's a thought: Make David Longwell,Steve Hutchison,and Jared Allen chip in and pay the fine.After all, it was those three who talked him out of "retirement",and if he had stayed "retired",Goodell wouldn't have an investigation and slap a fine on him.




Since: Nov 1, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2010 1:29 pm
 

Favre fined $50,000 for lack of cooperation

Throwin' Picks and Texting Chicks!



Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 1:22 pm
 

Favre fined $50,000 for lack of cooperation

$50K. Slap.......on the back!


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