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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/29/2010

Reports: Brett Favre to be fined, not suspended, by NFL

By Cindy Boren

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.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

Commish is expected to fine Brett Favre today, tomorrow the latest, but NOT suspend Favre in Sterger case.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

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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.

(via Christmas Ape at Kissing Suzy Kolber)

By Cindy Boren  | December 29, 2010; 10:13 AM ET
Categories:  Brett Favre, NFL  
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Comments

Jason La Canfora... Jason La Canfora... name rings a bell...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 29, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Front-page web headline:
Reports: NFL will fine, not suspended, Favre

At least when you click on the link the language is corrected. REALLY, WaPo! At least put a second pair of eyes on your front-page.

Posted by: nadie1 | December 29, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

A fine.what a joke..lol...slap on the wrist but its money...everything about money now.....

Posted by: corebanks1940 | December 29, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

What is the big deal ? I see inappropriate texts all the time on this Wash Post site about people that few know, they just think they know. Just watch the movie Atonement (2007) for such dystopian disaster

Posted by: buckaroo5 | December 29, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Why punish him at all? Who cares? Jenn Sterger didn't even care.

Posted by: mddave | December 29, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

The basic question is, if Brett Favre were a third string or taxi squad player would the punishment be the same? Or would a lesser player receive a more severe punishment?

Posted by: Dungarees | December 29, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I wish Brett and his angry wife all the best for the new year...

Posted by: ozpunk | December 29, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

From the beginning this "issue" should have been between Brett and his wife. The timing of this whole thing is suspect. Imagine if Brett was playing at 100%, the playoffs are coming and he would be suspended?! I believe the Jets are behind this woman starting this whole process. How else to explain her suddenly taking offense 2 years after the fact.

Posted by: krazyj2472002 | December 29, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Hmm. Was this a case of an entitled athlete sexually harassing a virtuous, innocent young woman?

Or was it a case of a flinty, golddigging gutterslut attempting extortion against a high profile sports star?

We all know what happened here.

Posted by: slowroller | December 29, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Hmm. Was this a case of an entitled athlete sexually harassing a virtuous, innocent young woman?

Or was it a case of a flinty, golddigging gutterslut attempting extortion against a high profile sports star?

We all know what happened here.

Posted by: slowroller | December 29, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

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