NFL Fines Brett Favre $50K in Sterger Fiasco

But he won't be suspended
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2010 12:41 PM CST
Updated Dec 29, 2010 2:34 PM CST
NFL to Fine Brett Favre in Sterger Fiasco
This Dec. 13, 2010, file photo shows Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre watching the game against the New York Giants from the bench during the fourth quarter at Ford Field in Detroit.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Roger Goodell fined Brett Favre $50,000 today—but did not suspend him—over the naughty texts he allegedly sent Jenn Sterger, reports Fox Sports. The punishment is for failing to cooperate with the NFL's investigation, not for any actions toward Sterger. Her camp had pressed the league to punish Favre before the season ended, just in case he followed through on his latest promise to retire.

"On the basis of the evidence currently available to him, Commissioner Goodell could not conclude that Favre violated league policies relating to workplace conduct," says the league statement. "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." (Which means maybe Favre didn't make this naughty video request?)

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