Goodell Meets With Favre and Sterger

It really looks like Favre is going to slide:


NFL investigators may have wrapped up their two-month Brett Favre investigation two weeks ago, but Roger Goodell is still on the case. Goodell met with Favre during his visit to Minnesota for Monday night's Bears-Vikings game, four days after he met with Jenn Sterger to question her about allegations that the Minnesota Vikings quarterback sent her X-rated photographs. 

The commissioner did not elaborate on the nature of the work he has left to do on the investigation, nor would he be specific when asked when he'll declare his decision.

There are two games left in the season. I can't really much, if anything at all, coming out of this.


"The corporate world is 25 years ahead of sports. Sports organizations still tolerate major athletes acting like little boys," said [Donna] Lopiano, the former University of Texas athletic director who served as the chief executive officer of the Women's Sports Foundation from 1992 until 2007. "They are still in the dark on gender issues. There is a desperate need for education." 

The NFL does not have formal anti-sexual harassment policy, but it did team up with Northeastern's Sports in Society this fall to develop a workplace-conduct program that focuses on "gender equity and respect," according to a Nov. 16 release. 

Call me behind the times, but that last bit stunned me, and basically proves Lopiano's point. Every corporate job (including this one) I have had has that policy in the handbook. I don't know if it focuses on "gender equity and respect," but the gist of it seemed to be that texting pictures of your genitals to co-workers is frowned upon.
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