Wednesday, September 16, 2009
NFL zaps Jets for $125,000 for Favre injury
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
At least the New York Jets sold enough Brett Favre jerseys to cover the penalty.
The NFL announced Wednesday afternoon it has fined the Jets $75,000 and general manager Mike Tannenbaum and former head coach Eric Mangini $25,000 apiece for violating the injury reporting policy last year.
Favre created a stir two weeks ago when he revealed the Jets were aware he had a torn biceps tendon late in the season. The problem with that is the club never listed Favre on the injury report. Even though the Jets had no intention of benching him, he should have been classified as probable with an arm injury.
The NFL's statement on levying the fine:
The NFL has assessed $125,000 in fines for violations of the league’s injury reporting policy by the New York Jets last season. During the final month of the 2008 regular season, the Jets did not disclose, as required, an injury that the club had identified to the throwing arm of starting quarterback Brett Favre.