Brett Favre Fined for Jenn Sterger Texts, Not Suspended
Thanks to Roger Goodell, Brett Favre can have his rah-rah exit from football on his own terms. If he decides to not pull a Brett Favre and fake retirement once again, we fully expect Sunday’s game against the Lions to be Favre’s last in the NFL. You think the NFL would suspend him for such an event? Not a chance.
According to Pro Football Talk, multiple reports indicate that Favre will be fined $50,000 or less for sexually harassing Jenn Sterger via text message while they both worked for the New York Jets. If it were any other player in any other situation, they likely would have been suspended.
For whatever reason, the NFL loves Favre. I can understand the media’s obsession in that he’s a constant dramatic production, but if I were Goodell I’d be sick of Favre making a mockery of retirement. Clearly, Goodell has yet to grow tired of it and wants him to have his moment of glory before stepping away from the game.
Fortunately for Leslie Frazier, the Vikings aren’t in the hunt for the playoffs. Otherwise, the interim coach would be faced with a major decision on who to start Sunday against the Lions. Assuming Favre will be medically cleared to play, Frazier will obviously want him to be able to start his final game in the NFL. However, Joe Webb looked like a seasoned veteran in a win over the Eagles on Tuesday night, so if the situation were any less unique he would be the obvious choice to start. Stay tuned.