With the Cowboys game in the rearview mirror and Packer week just getting cranked up, it’s time to take a second and address Brett Favre‘s little problem. Today Favre is scheduled to meet with an NFL investigator at a secret location in the Twin Cities to discuss the inappropriate behavior he allegedly engaged in while a member of the Jets. The prevailing wisdom seems to be that, since the women on the other side of the allegations don’t seem very willing to speak to the league themselves about what happened, this whole matter will be quickly dropped, allowing everyone to get on with their lives (except Deadspin who will never, ever let this go).
I personally doubt Favre will face any kind of discipline for this beyond a stern warning to behave himself, and that’s as it should be. Yes, what he did was not exactly flattering to his image, but none of it rose to a level above mere ickiness. Society at large already seems to have given Brett a pass by reacting with mere ridicule – as opposed to the genuine outrage leveled at Ben Roethlisberger after his much-more-serious transgressions – so there’s no reason for the NFL to go overboard. Besides, suspending Favre would hurt TV ratings, and we know how much the NFL loves their TV ratings. This will be swept under the rug.