Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was conducting interviews on the issue Monday. He hopes a decision will be made this week on how the Jets will be punished. He spoke Monday before the night game between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills. [...] Past violations of that nature usually have resulted in fines.
As the former coach of the New York Jets last year, Eric Mangini was right in the middle of the Favre Injury Report controversy. So far, Mangini says the NFL has not contacted him about the situation, but offered this commentary on how he'll do things in Cleveland.
Mangini plans to follow the same procedures with the injury report in Cleveland.
“The approach has really been consistent from my perspective,” he said. “We’re always going to try to work to follow the rules in the strictest fashion. That won’t change. I respect the rules and I’m going to follow them here.”
You just can't get enough Brett Favre, can you? Don't answer that, and pretend you haven't heard a thing about Favre in months. Good, now we can continue.
Seems that back in the day (meaning last season) Favre had a torn right biceps tendon and the New York Jets knew all about it. Not exactly earth-shattering news, but here's the twist: The Jets never once placed Favre on an injury report last year and that's a no-no in the NFL. Hiding player injuries can lead to fines for teams and now the NFL will be looking into this situation.
All would be well if Brett hadn't opened his trap while discussing the possibility of sitting out a game this season if he was hurt, thus ending his record games-played streak that is now at 269 straight games. He said he would've been happy to sit out a game last year when he had a torn biceps tendon, but he ended up playing anyway with the Jets approval. Well, naturally someone eventually noted that Brett was never on the injured list last season even though he just admitted he was hurt and that the Jets organization knew.
Enter Roger Goodell and the NFL, who are now looking directly at the Jets and plan to find out what exactly happened and determine if any rules have been broken. Initially, they claimed that they handled the situation correctly.
Mangini, then the Jets' head coach, said Thursday that he abided by NFL rules last season and followed league guidelines when filling out the weekly injury reports.
Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum acknowledges he made mistake handling Favre's injury last season, and should've listed him on the injury report
If there was ever a guy who should have stayed retired, it was Brett Favre. His old Packers fans hate him for going to the Vikes, he held back the Jets in developing a young QB last year for no real return, and he now exposes a dirty little secret within their organization that could lead to penalties.