Friday, October 22, 2010
NFL attempting to secure Sterger interview
By Kevin Seifert
The NFL has apparently made some headway in its efforts to interview the former New York Jets sideline reporter who reportedly received inappropriate text messages and photographs from Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in 2008.
The details are posted in a news story on ESPN.com. The attorney for reporter Jenn Sterger is quoted saying: "We're certainly headed in that direction" of an interview. Sterger would be in position to provide evidence and/or corroboration of the allegations, which were first reported by Deadspin.com.
The apparent shift of the investigation from the NFL's personal conduct policy to one of a workplace behavior issue clouds the possible discipline for Favre if the allegations are proved true. Under the personal conduct policy, Favre was subject to a fine or suspension.
Favre has refused on multiple occasions to comment on the issue. He met Tuesday with the NFL's vice president of security. His wife, Deanna Favre, said this week she is relying on her faith to get through this time period but didn't address the veracity of the claims.