NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he will make his decision on the Brett Fave sexual harassment case by the season’s end. Jenn Sterger, the former NY Jets sideline reporter who Favre is accused of sending naked pictures to, said she wants to see Favre suspended or she will pursue litigation.
During an interview with NBC’s Football Night in America, Goodell said he expected a decision by the season’s end. “I want to make sure we do what’s right,” Goodell said. “We take this issue very seriously.”
All signs point to that this is Favre’s last season. During last week’s Minnesota Vikings-NY Giants game, Favre missed his first game since 1992. Is stalling the decision Goodell’s way of avoiding suspending Favre and tarnishing the end of his career ?
After starting 297 consecutive games, Brett Favre’s streak as a starting quaterback is over. It has been the longest streak in NFL history. Last week, Favre sprained the SC joint in his right shoulder in a game against the Buffalo Bills. Instead, Vikings backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson will get the start. Favre had an extra day to rest, after the Minnesota Vikings- NY Giants game was postponed after the Metrodone collapsed due to snow. The game will be played tonight at Detroit’s Ford Field. Although Favre made the trip to Detroit, he is list as inactive for the matchup. The last time Brett Favre did not start an NFL football game was in 1992. The legendary quarterback in the midst of a text message scandal was drafted in 1991. Be careful Jenn… Favre is going to have some extra time on his hands!
Jenn Sterger is not going down without a fight! The former NY Jets sideline reporter who has accused Brett Favre of sending inappropriate text messages now wants the league to suspend the NFL quaterback or else….
Sterger’s manager Phil Reese told Sports Illustrated’s Dan Patrick Show:
“If the commissioner suspends Favre and puts a program in place to prevent it from happening again…100 percent, Jenn would not pursue any litigation against Favre, against the Jets, against the NFL. Nothing. All she wants to do is clear her name. This is not about money.”
During the interview, Reese also addressed many rumors surrounding the investigation, including that Sterger only texted Favre to see if it really was the legendary quaterback saying, “If this is you, the least you could do is smile instead of giving me that creepy stare every time that you pass by.”
Reese also insists it was Favre’s camp who wanted to pay off Sterger contrary to previous reports. The night before Deadspin released the photos, Favre’s agent Bus cook contacted Reese, “He [Cook] asked me is there a specific figure that you had in mind to make this go away.”
Sterger also faces another tough loss… she is behind in our voting for Jersey Chaserof the Year. Help a girl out!
Image via NY Daily News
The saga continues… Jenn Sterger’s manager, Phil Reese has informed TMZ his client has, “provided extensive evidence that irrefutably proves there was harassment,” in the alleged sext messages Brett Favre sent to the former NY Jets sideline reporter. After months of investigating, the league may come to a resolution as soon as today, but if Sterger does not like the outcome, she is prepared to take matters into her own hands. Reese told TMZ, “No matter what happens Jenn has all legal remedies, including going public if the NFL doesn’t clear her name.”
Sterger going public is a change of tune after she refused to cooperate with the NFL’s investigation for months. Farve’s camp claims Sterger wanted a settlement to keep quiet. Looks like Plan B is for Sterger to sell her story… lucky for her this is Oprah’s last season.
Remember to vote for Jenn Sterger for Jersey Chaser of the Year!