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Why the N.F.L. Is Investigating Brett Favre

By TONI MONKOVICNo woman has put her name behind claims of sexual harassment by Brett Favre. We have to start there, and with a presumption of innocence. But accusations that Favre sent suggestive messages and photos to the Jets sideline personality Jenn Sterger in 2008 are well past the whispering stage and seem likely to become a major distraction. The N.F.L. is investigating.

Judy Battista:

N.F.L. Security is trying to determine the veracity of the claims, including whether the photos and messages were sent by Favre and not somebody impersonating him.
Deadspin reported
that a man said to be Favre contacted Sterger on MySpace and began leaving her voice mail messages.

Also at issue is
another Deadspin article
that raised the question of whether a member of the Jets public relations staff acted as an intermediary in Favre’s attempts to contact Sterger.

Some may still be wondering why it’s the N.F.L.’s business. If Favre harassed Sterger or anyone else working for the Jets, it could become a legal matter. It’s best to let the lawyers explain:

First up, Clay Travis, NFL FanHouse:

You may hate for the media to pry into athlete’s private lives, but Brett Favre’s alleged acts aren’t really private at all. They’re actionable under the law and directly implicate football. Based on the allegations, a person in a position of power tried to take advantage of that power to encourage someone to do something that they otherwise wouldn’t have done. That’s a story as old as time.

Based upon all of the sexual harassment investigations I undertook, I can already give you an idea exactly what the NFL and the Jets are going to uncover in their own investigation: No man ever admits to anything. Period.

Except now technology comes into play. Many men are being caught based upon e-mail, text messages, phone logs and photos. Where once it was two dueling stories, now there is evidence to accompany these stories.

Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk.com, also a lawyer:

The league has every reason to be concerned about preventing this kind of behavior. Even though Sterger supposedly was a contractor and not an employee of the Jets, she became exposed to Favre (and, allegedly, Favre became exposed to her) via her workplace. The fact that, per Deadspin, a Jets P.R. employee may have known about Favre’s interest in Sterger and facilitated the communications would make it only more difficult to avoid potential liability for sexual harassment, if the alleged victim were inclined to proceed with civil charges.

When Favre was asked about the allegations, he declined to address them: “I’m not getting into that. I’ve got my hands full with the Jets.”

Brian Bassett, who runs the The Jets Blog, began by saying: “I don’t feel a need to explain how much I love the Jets. I think that writing daily on this site, for the past six years, is testament enough.”

You could then sense his disappointment and disgust as he went on to write:

Over the past months since this story was first hinted at by Deadspin, I’ve had this story confirmed to me by multiple independent sources who knew about this, saw the pictures, etc. But beyond just Favre’s inappropriate actions, I’m also talking about the Ines Sainz incident, and yes … even the Gate D situation of a few years back.

Why bring up old wounds? Because they are just that, wounds. Sexual harassment is no trivial thing.

No matter what the team might say, there is a pattern here.

Extra point: More bad news for Favre, this time on the field. Judd Zulgad of The Star Tribune writes: “There is growing concern about Brett Favre’s throwing elbow. After taking part in all of practice Thursday, the quarterback was limited Friday because of tendinitis in the elbow that has been troubling him in recent weeks and doesn’t seem to be improving.”

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I know it is wrong to root for injuries. It is and I rarely do it. Sure I hope rival webmasters get carpel tunnel and have to shut down their sites but that is in my best interests.

Anyhow I really hope the Jets make Favre end his consecutive games started streak. Welcome back to NJ Brett. Keep your pants on this time.

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I know it is wrong to root for injuries. It is and I rarely do it. Sure I hope rival webmasters get carpel tunnel and have to shut down their sites but that is in my best interests.

Anyhow I really hope the Jets make Favre end his consecutive games started streak. Welcome back to NJ Brett. Keep your pants on this time.

I kid you not the same thing was in fact running through my mind. As one who NEVER wishes for a player to get hurt despite the team, Favre's different imo...and here's why. The man's money is in the bank, he's been given all the awards and accolades one could ever dream of. Not looking for a life altering, long term injury here. Just one that ****s him up enough to miss a game...or two. Now go on and take my words out of context jump on your soapboxes and tell me I'm a disgrace to society. Then I'll tell you I was only kidding. ;)

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"N.F.L. Security is trying to determine the veracity of the claims, including whether the photos and messages were sent by Favre and not somebody impersonating him. Deadspin reported that a man said to be Favre contacted Sterger on MySpace and began leaving her voice mail messages."

This "smells" a little bit. Why would Favre be so stupid as to contact her on Myspace? It has to be somebody else setting him up. However, if it is Favre, he deserves everything he has coming to him. Myspace should be able to confirm or deny the accusation.

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"Later Friday, Deadspin reported that Favre also pursued two female massage therapists who worked part-time for the team, according to one of the women. Deadspin did not identify the women, but a Jets spokesman said the team has contact information for the two women and was giving that information to the league. The Jets spokesman requested anonymity because the NFL investigation is ongoing.

The women were two of 17 massage therapists the Jets used during what they called two intensive recovery days in training camp in 2008.

According to Deadspin, one woman exchanged phone numbers with Favre, and the other woman told the website that the quarterback sent "nasty" text messages and invited both women to his hotel room."

Looking Bad for Farve.

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Let's step back for second here guys and gals. We aaaaall have a complete understanding that EVERY professional athlete cheats on his wife, right?

You know what that's not fair, the numbers more like 99%, my bad.

Favre wasn't big enough to cheat on his wife. He just sent lewd pictures.

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Let's step back for second here guys and gals. We aaaaall have a complete understanding that EVERY professional athlete cheats on his wife, right?

You know what that's not fair, the numbers more like 99%, my bad.

This.

Lol, the PC crowd are finally getting ahold of the NFL... oh well

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