And the response from Jenn Sterger's attorney on NFL's action re: Favre. Obviously, not a happy one:
PRESS STATEMENT REGARDING NFL’S DECISION
ON FAVRE/STERGER MATTER
My client and I are extremely disappointed, but not surprised, at today’s NFL
announcement that Brett Favre did not violate the NFL “workplace conduct”
policy. While I am not privy to how Mr. Goodell reached such a finding, we
strongly disagree with his conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to
support a violation of the policy. To the contrary, our evidence and the personal
testimony of Ms. Sterger clearly showed a pattern of lewd and offensive behavior
by Mr. Favre that lasted all of the 2008 season. As noted in the NFL’s release,
“there was no evidence to suggest that Sterger engaged in any inappropriate
conduct.” In addition to the offensive messages, there was ample evidence to show
that the sexually explicit photographs were part of Favre’s inappropriate behavior.
Our evidence clearly showed that the photos were sent by Favre.
Likewise, Mr. Goodell completely failed to address the complicity of the New
York Jet organization in Favre’s conduct. The evidence was explicit that Ms.
Sterger’s personal telephone numbers were provided to Favre by still-current
employees of the New York Jets. This was done without Ms. Sterger’s knowledge
Furthermore, the fact that the League took the step of fining Favre for “not being
candid in several respects during the investigation” is disturbing in the message it
sends. It clearly shows that an NFL star player was given preferential treatment
and tells all other players that failure to cooperate may cost you some money but
will not result in other punishment. Additionally, today’s decision is an affront to
all females and shows once again that, despite tough talk, the NFL remains the
good old boys’ league.
ISSUED: December 29, 2010
BY Joseph R. Conway, Esq.
LaRusso & Conway LLP
Attorneys for Jenn Sterger