Brett Favre Being Sued By Two Women Days After $50,000 NFL Fine

Brett Favre is reportedly expected to be fined for his role in the case involving Jenn Sterger, according to reports.

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Brett Favre Fined $50,000 For Not Cooperating With NFL Investigation

As was expected, Brett Favre was fined by the NFL on Wednesday -- but not suspended -- for his involvement in the case with Jenn Sterger during his time with the New York Jets.

The fine of $50,000 -- which Darren Rovell points out is equal to roughly four-and-a-half minutes of game play for Favre -- is not for violating the league's personal-conduct policies though. Instead, Favre is being fined because he didn't cooperate with the NFL's investigation into whether or not he sexually harassed Sterger. 

According to Adam Schefter, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "could not conclude that Brett Favre violated league policies relating to workplace conduct." Per the league's official statement

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.

This means that Favre can play in the Vikings' season finale at Detroit on Sunday, assuming he passes the concussion tests. 

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Jenn Sterger And Roger Goodell Have Tense Meeting About Brett Favre

The Jenn Sterger and Brett Favre saga has carried on for months, and even though the NFL ended their investigation two weeks ago, Sterger met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over the weekend. The two-hour meeting became heated, possibly due to the fact that there may be no action taken by the NFL against Favre. 

Sterger's representatives feel that the only way to have her name cleared is if Favre is shown to have violated the league's Personal Conduct Policy stemming from his interactions with her. Sterger has also said that she would not pursue a case based on sexual harassment or a violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy if Goodell were to discipline Favre and implement a league-wide sexual harassment policy. 

Goodell is expected to make a decision on the matter before the season ends. That is an important date, because Favre has already said he intends to retire. If this goes past the end of the season, then there is no punishment that the NFL can place upon a retired Favre.

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