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chisteeler
12-30-2010, 12:46 AM
I hope that this does not take away from the emphasis on Sunday's game, but I thought that it was interesting and unjust that Favre only got slapped with a fine of 50K. Of course I know like the rest of you that he is the media darling and can do no wrong, but it disgusts me that Roger allowed the investigation to go so long only to protect the "Favre" image and the streak. Point being, if this were Ben or any other QB, besides Brady or Peyton, then the hammer would have been dropped big time...why?

Favre behaving badly = 50K :evilshake:
Harrison laying the wood = 75K (for one hit) :willybs:

Weird...just weird?

Go Steelers, beat the Browns! :tt02:

Clevelandsux
12-30-2010, 01:03 AM
All I want is the Steelers to win the Super Bowl THIS YEAR! So they can stick the lombardi trophy (and we have many too spare) up Goodells *** sideways! Sunny side up, doggy style. Anyway he can or cannot take it. F this guy! I want it live on the podium at Cowboys stadium!

I want our rapist qb and dirty linebacker James Harrison as co-mvps!!!!

Oh and btw, muck fleveland!!!

BlitzburghRockCity
12-30-2010, 08:01 AM
Because there's a double standard in the NFL for their golden boys. Guys like Favre that have been around forever and are a 1st ballot HoF lock (IMO) and considered the face of the NFL always get special treatment.

LatrobePA
12-30-2010, 08:46 AM
A joke really...

IMO Vick should of never been allowed back in the NFL....But that's just my opinion!!

BlacknGold Bleeder
12-30-2010, 02:39 PM
Favre nears expected end with $50k fine from NFL
By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) As Brett Favre pondered his future this summer, three Minnesota Vikings players arrived at his Mississippi home with a last-ditch sales pitch to persuade the aging quarterback to put on his uniform for a 20th season.

But his teammates weren't selling this: With the Vikings out of the playoff chase and the once-bionic signal-caller recovering from yet another serious injury, Favre began what could well be the final week of his career with another hit - a $50,000 fine from the NFL.

The league finalized Wednesday a slow-paced investigation of tawdry allegations against the 41-year-old with a rebuke of the all-time ironman for not cooperating with the process.

After nearly three months of interviews, forensic analysis and further examination, the NFL said Commissioner Roger Goodell ``could not conclude'' that Favre violated the league's personal conduct policy based on the evidence available to him. Investigators were trying to determine if Favre sent inappropriate messages and below-the-belt photos to Jenn Sterger in 2008, when both worked for the New York Jets.

Forensic analysis failed to establish that Favre sent the images to Sterger, the league said, but her attorney in accusing the NFL of favoritism asserted there was ``ample evidence'' that the photos came from Favre.

``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,'' attorney Joseph Conway said.

Favre's punishment stems from Goodell's determination that he was ``not candid in several respects during the investigation resulting in a longer review and additional negative public attention for Favre, Sterger and the NFL,'' the league said.

The commissioner also told Favre that if he had found a violation of the league's workplace conduct policies, he would have imposed a ``substantially higher level of discipline.''

There was no immediate comment from Favre and his agent, Bus Cook, did not return messages.

Vikings players had Wednesday off, and interim coach Leslie Frazier said he ``never put a lot of energy or focus'' on the situation.

``I can't really speak for Brett and how it has affected him on and off the field,'' Frazier said. ``I just know that whenever he's in meetings, whenever he's on the practice field, he's been all in in every situation. I've never thought for a moment that he wasn't as prepared as well as he's prepared ever.''

The league said its investigation dragged out because of difficulties in setting up interviews with ``certain key individuals,'' the complication of retrieving and reviewing electronic records and Goodell's decision to meet with both Favre and Sterger before reaching a conclusion.

Goodell in a memo sent Wednesday to all NFL teams said that ``every member of every club's staff should be able to work in an environment free of harassment or hostility, and one in which every employee is valued, respected, and given a full opportunity to contribute to the goals of the club and the NFL.''

Favre's fine will help fund a new training program on workplace conduct around the league, though for the multimillionaire QB the penalty is a pittance. Even while sitting out of Tuesday's game at Philadelphia because of post-concussion symptoms, Favre essentially earned $50,000 over about five minutes of action.

According to NFLPA data, Favre's base salary for this season is $11.6 million.

The allegations against the quarterback surfaced on the website Deadspin, which posted a video Oct. 7 that included text messages and voicemails allegedly left by Favre for Sterger, including one in which he invites her to his hotel.

A former model who was a Jets gameday emcee and later appeared on the Versus television network, Sterger refused to speak on the record to the website. Weeks after the story broke, she talked with league investigators and cooperated fully, according to her manager Phil Reese.

The investigation was also limited in several respects because the matter was not brought to its attention until two years after it allegedly occurred, the league said.

The ruling came days before what could be the final game for the three-time MVP. He'll start at Detroit Sunday, but only if he's recovered from a concussion sustained 10 days ago in a game against Chicago.

Though he has infamously unretired before, Favre has said repeatedly this season is his last. He made the declaration even before his NFL record for consecutive starts was snapped at 297 in mid-December.

With 11 touchdowns and 19 interceptions, Favre's passer rating of 69.9 ranks ahead of only Arizona's Derek Anderson and rookie Jimmy Clausen of Carolina.

Favre also has been battered by injuries to his ankle, chin, ribs, back, head and throwing shoulder - the one that forced him to finally miss a start, against the New York Giants on Dec. 13. But despite all his troubles, Favre has said all along that he did not regret coming back.

``If you had seasons like you did last year, every year,'' he said recently, ``I don't think you would appreciate them nearly as much.''

Frazier said the Vikings would love to see Favre play against the Lions.

``He's a very competitive guy, as we all know,'' Frazier said. ``I approached him last night in pregame. We were watching the offense warm up and I said, 'Hey, I know those competitive juices are flowing, aren't they?' He started laughing and said, 'Yes, they are.' And that's not going to change. It's just a matter of if he can physically do it or not. He'd like to finish on the football field as opposed to watching. That's just who he is.''




HYPOCRISY !!

This is the ultimate in hypocrisy !! He can spin it any way he wants,but it is total BS :bsflag: Ben had less evidence against him ,no pics, and got nailed a lot worse.$ 50,000 is what, 3 mins. of pay for Farve (seen that some where), Ben suspended for 4 games, not sure what he's paid per game, but at any rate it a helluva lot more then $ 50,000. I'm not saying that one is better then other but at least dish it out equally.
He violated the "workplace conduct policy" by lying ,or at least not being forthcoming to investigators during the investigation. For this he gets $50,000 fine? B.S. The investigators couldn't conclude that there was enough evidence to prove it was Farve... 50,000 fine?? The investigators couldn't prove there was enough to charge BEN 4 game suspension more B.S. At least dish out the punishments equally, this just goes to show how inept this Commisioner is... He is a complete joke and has NO legitimacy in his position whatsoever... I'll get down off my soapbox...it's just not worth the time

Scorp
12-30-2010, 02:42 PM
They know that this is Favre's last season and why suspend him. He's not coming back anyway. But FK all of them. They all suck balls anyway. Let's just focus on the Steelers' road to Dallas. Goodell can't stop that. He would be a fkin moron if he tried.

airbrake 1
12-30-2010, 07:03 PM
This whole situations is BS...this should have gone away a long time ago...the league and teams put these bimbo erections around the facilities looking like hookers calling them consierges or hostesses...most of these women(ahem) are looking to hook up with some athlete for financial gain and when some player treats them like the hoe bag they are dressed like they get upset...well you're dressed like a hoe Bi@#h don't cry when you get treated like one...these women prance around like the queen of sheba and when someone says something offhand they get all indignant thinking "you can't treat a lady like that" well what i say is" ma'am you are no lady" get you *** back to the brothel

Farrior Fan
01-02-2011, 05:44 PM
This whole situations is BS...this should have gone away a long time ago...the league and teams put these bimbo erections around the facilities looking like hookers calling them consierges or hostesses...most of these women(ahem) are looking to hook up with some athlete for financial gain and when some player treats them like the hoe bag they are dressed like they get upset...well you're dressed like a hoe Bi@#h don't cry when you get treated like one...these women prance around like the queen of sheba and when someone says something offhand they get all indignant thinking "you can't treat a lady like that" well what i say is" ma'am you are no lady" get you *** back to the brothel

LOL and :plus1::imho:

I'm still waiting for an opening to be a reporter that is allowed into the cheerleaders locker rooms. Pay is not really a concern.

lloydfan4life
01-03-2011, 05:21 AM
Goodell is a joke. Did you expect anything less out of him?

LarryNJ
01-03-2011, 11:18 AM
Wow airbrake, don't hold back let us know how you really feel. :lol: That's a bit over board:imho:but comical.

LarryNJ
01-03-2011, 08:24 PM
And in other Brett news...:lol:


Two former New York Jets massage therapists filed a sexual harassment suit Monday against Brett Favre and the Jets, charging they were fired after they spurned the quarterback's crude advancements via text messages.

read the rest here http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Former-Jets-massage-therapists-sue-Brett-Favre-sexual-harassment-010311

Sounds like a BS suit to me. Not that I doubt he sent them text and is a pervert but it didn't go to awful far to amount to a suit. I doubt very seriously that is why they got fired.