NFL takes final step in Favre investigation

One way or the other, you would have to assume the NFL's investigation into Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is nearing its conclusion. That's the upshot of Thursday's news that Jenn Sterger, the former New York Jets sideline reporter who reportedly received inappropriate text messages from Favre in 2008, met for three hours with NFL security officials.

The NFL has spent a month on the investigation and interviewed Favre on Oct. 19. At this point, you would assume the league has heard enough to either move forward with possible discipline or drop the investigation altogether. Commissioner Roger Goodell would make the final decision on a fine or suspension, although it's possible he will first want to speak with Favre himself.

At issue is whether Favre violated the workplace conduct provisions of the league's personal conduct policy. He has passed on repeated opportunities to deny the allegations. Stay tuned.