Per Daniel Kaplan of Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has no current plans to speak with Brett Favre on allegations that he sent illicit text messages to former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger. And as of right now, that makes perfect sense. Until Sterger comes forward alleging this is sexual harassment we can’t expect Goodell to do much. It’s also known that Deadspin received these messages from a 3rd party, not Sterger. And while the timing of this is odd considering the Vikings played the Jets, this event happened two years ago.
Chances are this non-sports story will not necessarily go away, however, expect it to die down for the remainder of the season. I’ll also be shocked if Favre is ever disciplined.
We also at The Viking Age try our best to be a football blog. We like talking about our thoughts on the previous or upcoming game, discussing personnel moves and maybe even getting into a few Xs and Os on the gridiron. People Magazine or Us Weekly we are not. If this story resurfaces with either Favre commenting or Goodell reaching a resolution you can expect a blog entry. Until then, it’s back to basics.
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