Vikings QB Brett Favre was fined $50,000 Wednesday by commissioner Roger Goodell for failing to cooperate in an investigation that claims Brett sent inappropriate messages and photos to former New York Jets game day hostess Jenn Sterger in 2008.
The NFL released a statement that read in part:
"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."
"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.
No woman should be made to feel uncomfortable at her workplace. We’re glad the NFL is making a statement with this investigation.