The Brett Favre saga, which gets stranger by the day, may peter out... whoops, sorry for the double entendre.â†µâ†µ
If it's not NBC showing Favre nearly every other minute Tuesday night during a game in which he didn't even play, now the NFL is going to fine -- but not suspend -- Favre for the incidents in which he allegedly sent nude photos via text to Jenn Sterger while both were employed by the New York Jets in 2008.â†µâ†µ
This according to the following tweets from Jay Glazer of Fox Sports and Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network:â†µâ†µ
Commish is expected to fine Brett Favre today, tomorrow the latest, but NOT suspend Favre in Sterger case.
So here is some actual news: The fine will not exceed $50,000, and could in fact be less.
Anyway, the result of all of this is a token amount of money -- one hopes the NFL will contribute it to a charitable organization -- rather than a suspension which likely would be meaningless because they dithered so long and it would only be in force for one game (next Sunday), a game in which Favre isn't likely to play anyway. And the fine isn't even for what he did -- it's for not cooperating with the investigation. The NFL doesn't look that great here either.â†µâ†µ
After that, he's going to retire. Right? For sure this time? It's hard to think of any athlete this side of Tiger Woods who has ruined his legacy with such precision as Brett Favre has. Hey, Brett. Do us all a favor. Just go away.