Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was fined, but not suspended for his role in the Jenn Sterger incident, a story first reported by Jay Glazer.
Surprisingly, the fine isn’t for violating any NFL policies. Michael David Smith has confirmed Favre has been fined $50,000 for not cooperating with the investigation, which took nearly three months.
There is still much we don’t know, but what we do know is this.
Sterger accused Favre of texting her pictures of his dick and of leaving voicemails for her, which were sexual in nature, when they both were members of the New York Jets organization. The NFL began investigating Favre for sexual harassment when Deadspin released this information in early October.
Favre admitted to leaving the voice messages, but denied sending the dick photos.
As the investigation dragged on, Sterger’s representatives — supposedly disappointed in how long it was taking — first threatened to sue if the NFL didn’t discipline Favre and then threatened to release additional damning information to the public.
Whether Sterger is happy with this outcome remains to be seen, but Favre will ride off into the sunset with not only a terrible, injury-filled season under his belt, but a black mark on a name that’s seemingly golden everywhere other than Wisconsin.
Check back later. We’ll update the story as more information become available.