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No surprise in Favre fining

Posted on: December 29, 2010 1:47 pm
Edited on: December 29, 2010 7:42 pm
 
So Brett Favre was fined. You were expecting something more?

Please. If anything, Favre was guilty of acting like a lovestruck teenager who knew what he wanted but didn't know how to get it. If the complainant were annoyed or upset with his telephoning or texting or whatever he did of was alleged to have done, she could have gone to the Jets or told Favre to stop or gotten the police involved ... but apparently she didn't.

And the photos? I don't know that that was Favre, and the NFL doesn't, either. It can't prove it was him or that he took them or that he sent them. This is not about what the NFL suspects; this is about what it knows. And it knows enough to understand there's not much evidence here of anything other than an uncooperative Favre.

I'm no legal expert, but I suspect that if this were a court of law the so-called evidence in question would have been tossed in a New York minute.

That, of course, is not to excuse Favre. His alleged behavior should not be tolerated ... especially by Mrs. Favre, and, just a guess, but that's where his biggest problem is. Once, she was a regular on Sunday afternoon games, photographed in a luxury suite cheering for her husband. i can't tell you the last time I saw her photographed at any game.

The commissioner indicated that Favre was less than cooperative and was fined for his "failure to cooperate with the investigation in a forthcoming manner." Good. He's a league employee, and he should have been penalized. But he should not have been suspended. There was no evidence of a workplace violation, the NFL said. So it NFL did the right thing. Let's move on.
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2010 1:37 am
 

Favre Shows His True Self

It was pretty well known in Wisconsin back in the day that Favre was cheating on his wife while she was undergoing chemo.  Classy move.  The guy has always been a world class a-hole.  Why would he change now?  I'm glad he stuck around long enough to make that obvious to everyone.  I don't blame or judge his wife for sticking with him this long.  That is completely her personal business.  However, after all the lying and story "spinning" by the Favre camp, I wish he'd do us all a favor and just go away and leave us alone.
  



Since: Dec 29, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 11:51 pm
 

No surprise in Favre fining

Well...it's not like Favre can't afford it.  I'm betting $50,000 is a drop in the bucket compared to what this guy has made considering he's the first living fossil in the NFL.  I guess it's better to be fined than to be proven guilty?  The fine for "failure to cooperate" I guess was justified but what's the deal with the suspension?

If you ask me, his wife (attending or not) isn't going anywhere.  Not saying that he's guilty but let's just be honest here...you're making millions of dollars, everybody knows your name and you haven't cheated once Favre?  Not even once?  Hope it was worth it.  Moving on...



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2010 9:29 pm
 

No surprise in Favre fining

Goodell should take the money and give it to a truly needy cause. I say the $50,000 goes to replenish trees that's he's killed with his fines and needless investigations. You needed a month to come up with that? This guy should be worrying about a collapsed stadium, players who can't control themselves off the field and part-time officials stealing money with their 2nd job. He should revamp the entire replay system. It takes more time to replay a down then to go to the DMV for a new license.



Since: Aug 19, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 9:07 pm
 

No surprise in Favre fining

big surprise in fine.....what kind of justice is this? since when is it reasonable to expect the defendant to assist in their own prosecution?...and fine them for not doing so?....someone has an accusation against someone else, make them prove it.



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2010 7:58 pm
 

No surprise in Favre fining

So most people seem to agree that Favre is a d-bag and Steiger is a gold digger. Why is no one asking why these women (Steiger and Inez, along with many others) are considered "journalists" in the first place? They by and large don't possess degrees or qualifications other than generic "Communications" degrees (if that), which require no specific education in ethics, journalistic integrity, privacy/libel/slander law, anything. They exist for one purpose - to stroke the imaginations of the male audiences that consume the product. If we're going to talk about "laws" and "evidence", we should at least be honest about why these people are in a position to be "harassed" and "intimidated" in the first place. You send hot women into a mass of uneducated, macho-driven men and you expect them NOT to be harassed? Or is that really the NFL's furthest concern, as these women are viewed as vehicles to tickle the fancies of fans and get them to buy more jerseys, ticket plans, etc.



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2010 7:56 pm
 

No surprise in Favre fining

FARV"S BEHAVIOR IN GENERAL IS LIKE ALL IMMATURE GROWN MEN WHO SHOULD BEHAVE LIKE GROWN MEN, NOT LIKE A HIGH SCHOOL KID WITH A CRUSH ON A GIRL...THAT IS JUST STUPID.  I KNOW THAT THE INTELLIGENCE LEVEL OF THE PEOPLE WHO USE THIS WEB SITE.  ATHELETES ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW, ANYMORE THAN TIGER WOODS OR PRESIDENT CLINTON WHO WERE GUILTY OF IMMATURE BEHAVIOR, AND HAD THE ISSUES BE PUSHED SOME LAWS WERE BROKEN.  I AM SICK OF FANS DEFENDING THE BEHAVIOR OF ATHELETES, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT YOU  ARE FANS OF.  REALLY EXAMINE YOUR OWN BEHAVIOR AND ASK YOURSELF IF YOU WOULD BE GUILTY OF SUCH BEHAVIOR?




Since: Dec 24, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 5:31 pm
 

No surprise in Favre fining

Glad this is finally over. Favre was fined, and that's all he deserved. He should not have been suspended because this was not a case of harrassment, people that get harrassed don't wait two years to come forward. And yes, she did wait. She saw the money and fame that other scandals were bringing (See Tiger Woods) and figured she could get in on the action. Too bad Jenn, you didn't deserve it, and now your 15 minutes of fame are over. Get a real job like the everyone else.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2010 5:03 pm
 

No surprise in Favre fining

Soo your point is that you are a dork?  Maybe you should move to China if you want people's private lives to be policed by the government.

Was that directed at me Fazzy?  You think your private life is not, to some extent, policed by the government?  How about drinking laws, prohibition as drinking or going to bars in probation/parole orders, smoking bans, restrictions on where sex offenders can live/work,  zoning ordinances, building permit requirements, driver's licensing requirements, professional licensing (attorneys, doctors, electricians, nurses, accountants, barbers, etc) requirements, a myriad of "privacy laws", etc etc.  There are a ton of laws out there that can be construed as the government "policing our private lives" (I just read about one case where a man has been charged with a felony for reading his wife's email to prove she was cheating on him).  You bet the law says you can't harrass your neighbor (and now with the anti-bullying push, there will be even more laws that allow the government to police you private life).

Second, the government is not the one policing Favre's private life in this case, it is, to the extent anyone is being "policed", the NFL, Favre's employer that is doing it -- as all employer do, by law, when there are allegations of sexual harrassment.  The only difference is most employers can't fine you -- if you don't cooperate in their investigation, or they determine you acted inappropriately, they FIRE YOU.




Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2010 4:54 pm
 

No surprise in Favre fining

MP2375, First, She had to give Farve her number in order for him to call her or for her to recieve squat from him. That means she was gold digging from the start. Oh and  what "other evidence" was there? There was nothing, the records showed a few phone calls and that was it

So in your weird little world, if a woman gives a man (who also happens to work for the same employer) her phone number (assuming that is how he got the number) that automatically means she is "gold digging"?  Just curious, is the rule the same if two people exchange phone numbers and the woman has more money than the man -- is he "gold digging" just by giving his number?  Please, no matter how Favre got the number the voice mails he admitted to and the pictures of his privates were completely inappropriate in the work place (not to mention from a married man to another woman) and he deserved to be at least fined, if not suspended.  If Favre was innocent he would not have had any problem cooperating with the investigation and showing why the voice mails and photos should not be considered sexual harrassment.



Since: Nov 1, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2010 4:49 pm
 

No surprise in Favre fining

Soo your point is that you are a dork?  Maybe you should move to China if you want people's private lives to be policed by the government.


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