Brett Favre Sexting Scandal: NFL Being Strong-Armed by Sterger
The Brett Favre sexting scandal has not ended with a simple click of the delete button. Just as Favre won't stay retired, his sexting scandal lives on.
Jenn Sterger, the former New York Jets gameday host and recipient of Favre's "affections" seems to have picked up some football moves of her own. Sterger is essentially strong arming the NFL in demanding Favre's suspension from the Minnesota Vikings.
And here is her ultimatum: "If the commissioner suspends Favre and puts a program in place to prevent it from happening again ... 100% Jenn would not pursue any litigation against Favre, against the Jets, against the NFL. Nothing. All she wants is to clear her name. This is not about the money," USA Today quotes Sterger's manager Phil Reese.
Many believe Sterger should sue Favre or not sue him. Sue the NFL or don't. This ultimatum over the alleged Brett Favre sexting to the NFL is strange new territory.
Quite the predicament for the National Football League -- suspend a star quarterback or face legal action from Sterger. To be fair, the NFL did investigate the inappropriate communications that occurred in 2008 and has sent their findings to the commissioners' office for final review.
Her claims against Favre and the NFL are a type of sexual harassment. Brett Favre has only four more regular season games left in what many believe is his final season. Sterger claims that she reported the graphic images to Jets management out of fear that should we lose her job, a classic example of a hostile work environment. However, whether she should have the power to determine his punishment by offering the NFL a choice is a new take on the problem.
One thing is for sure: We haven't heard the last of the gunslinging quarterback, nor the Brett Favre sexting scandal.
- Jenn Sterger's Manager Says She Won't Sue Brett Favre If The NFL Takes Action (LA Times)
- 5 Sports Legal Issues That Won't Go Away (FindLaw's Tarnished Twenty)
- Sexual Harassment: Examples and Types (FindLaw)
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