Below is the article from Fox Sports, and it states that Favre failed to cooperate with the investigation. It's that lack of cooperation and his lack of any attempt to dispel all the accusations that led me to believe from day one he not only left her the voicemails but sent Sterger the photos of his "Mini Brett". He dodged the questions, his wife all of a sudden became absent from the media except for one appearance on "The CBS Morning Show" where she said her faith was getting her through the rough times, she refused to stand alongside her man, she also didn't attend anymore games after this story broke, so it makes you wonder if as soon as the season is over will Mrs. Favre be seeking to Favre to the cleaners? I reckon so!
We've all seen many athletes accused of a lot of transgressions but most come out fighting, yet Favre went about his days like nothing ever happened, and this lack of defense in every way had led me to belive that he was doing so because he was guilty as charged. As for this fine, well, it's a joke, at $1 million per game I think he'll be able to cough up that $50K in a blink.
Please read below for the most recent update!
The most disturbing sideshow of this NFL season is finally coming to a close.
Commissioner Roger Goodell has fined Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre $50,000 over the Jenn Sterger fiasco.
However, Favre wasn't found to have violated league policy with regards to Sterger, but was fined for failing to cooperate with the league's investigation.
FOXSports.com first reported that Favre was going to be fined.
The NFL issued a statement Wednesday, noting that Favre "was not candid in several respects during the investigation."
The release stated Favre was fined for "his failure to cooperate with the investigation in a forthcoming manner."
The league wanted to make a ruling before the end of the season but did not want to do it on New Year's Day.
The NFL was still interviewing and gathering information on the case as recently as last week.
Sterger, a former New York Jets media personality, had claimed Favre sexually harassed her when both were with the New York franchise in 2008.
Favre allegedly sent Sterger inappropriate text and phone messages, as well as photos of his genitalia. The allegations were first reported by Deadspin.com.
Favre admitted to leaving Sterger voice messages but denied sending her lewd photographs.
The NFL's investigation began in October, but the league did not talk directly with Sterger until Nov. 11.
In recent weeks, Sterger's camp had expressed concern a decision would not be forthcoming before the end of the regular season. Favre has said repeatedly this would be his final season. And while the 41-year-old quarterback has made that claim previously — not to mention, frequently — in his career, there is ample reason to believe him this time.
Unlike last year, when Favre was an MVP candidate and helped lead the Vikings to the NFC title game, this season has been much more difficult. With Favre struggling, the Vikings got off to a 3-7 start, resulting in the firing of head coach Brad Childress.
Favre has also had a hard time staying healthy this year. His NFL-record streak of 297 consecutive starts came to an end Dec. 13 because of a shoulder injury. Favre would return one week later against the Bears but was knocked out of that game — as well as Tuesday night's victory against the Eagles — with a concussion.
So as time was running out on the Vikings' season, there was legitimate reason to think Favre might not be around in 2011 to serve any potential penalty.
Instead, Wednesday's development will likely send Favre into retirement on a decidedly low note.
As Posted At And Courtesy of FOXSports.com
© 2010 Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. All rights reserved.