Roger Goodell: Decision Close on Brett Favre-Jenn Sterger Scandal
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that a decision is upcoming regarding a league punishment for Brett Favre, against whom sexual harassment accusations were made by Jenn Sterger, a team hostess while the quarterback was with the New York Jets in 2008.
According to FOXSports.com, Goodell spoke after a league meeting, the focus of which was mainly on labor talks with the NFL Players Association.
"I got a report last week," Goodell said, according to the report. "I expect sometime in the near future to be making a decision."
The investigation into Favre's behavior intensified in October, when Deadspin.com reported that the all-time great quarterback sent inappropriate texts, phone messages and photos -- allegedly of his genitalia -- to Sterger, who has yet to comment.
However, her manager, Phil Reese, has said that his client wants the league to 'implement a program'' to prevent "unwanted advances" like the ones Favre allegedly made, the report said.
FOX's story also said that Sterger wants Favre punished before the end of his career, which is in jeopardy thanks to a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the Minnesota Vikings' loss to the New York Giants on Monday. His record streak of 297 consecutive games started was snapped. It is widely assumed that Favre, 41, will retire after the season.