NFL Continues to Drag Its Feet on Brett Favre-Jenn Sterger Investigation
On this matter, the NFL is just trying to run out the clock.
It's fairly ridiculous that this matter, which was first reported before Favre even returned to the Minnesota Vikings in August, still hasn't come to a conclusion. The NFL has had more than enough time to either declare that Favre violated league conduct policies and discipline him accordingly, or to say there's no evidence that Favre broke any league rules and move on.
But the league seems to want to drag its feet. Favre is expected to retire (for real this time) after the Vikings' last game, and with that just nine days away, the NFL might figure it can hold off until Favre is no longer an active player before issuing a ruling. However, here is an interesting fact in the delayed decision. The NFL could just be waiting a few more days because the statute of limitations for a sexual harassment lawsuit would run out on December 28, 2010 -- two years to the day after the last alleged conduct between Favre and Sterger.
One way or another, the NFL has managed to get to the end of the year without having to say whether it found any damaging information about Favre or not. This means the NFL has succeeded with a strategy of doing nothing but punting, all season long.