Reports: Brett Favre to be fined, not suspended, by NFL
The NFL will announce its decision in the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger case within the next 48 hours and is expected to fine, but not suspend, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback, according to reports.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the impending announcement, citing a source, but added that the punishment Favre would receive was unknown. Fox's Jay Glazer reports that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to fine Favre. Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network tweets that "the fine will not exceed $50,000, and could in fact be less."
The expectation has always been that the decision would come before the regular season ended Sunday. In early October, the league began investigating reports that Favre sent Sterger inappropriate texts and left voice messages for her when both were with the New York Jets in 2008; he has admitted leaving the voice messages.
Favre, who has not been cleared to play after suffering a concussion Dec. 20, did not play Tuesday night and it is uncertain whether he will be able to play in the Vikings' season-ending game Sunday. After 20 years in the NFL, Favre, 41, is likely to retire -- although, with Favre, that's never really set in stone.
NFL will announce a Brett Favre decision on Jenn Sterger case within next 48 hours. He is expected to be disciplined.
Commish is expected to fine Brett Favre today, tomorrow the latest, but NOT suspend Favre in Sterger case.
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An odd montage, during the "Tuesday Night Football" game that shows that everybody is tired of the Hamlet in a Helmet Favredrama.
| December 29, 2010; 10:13 AM ET
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