The NFL has decided to punt.
The league let Brett Favre off with a slap on the wrist yesterday, after they ended their probe into his Jets sexting scandal by admitting they couldn’t prove he harassed a team employee after he hindered their investigation.
The NFL only fined the 41-year-old former Gang Green quarterback a token $50,000 for not being “candid” with the probe into charges he sent 26-year-old former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger explicit photos and texts. But they then let him off the hook for the more serious charges of violating harassment rules, partly because of his stalling tactics.
The $50,000 fine will not hit the gridiron great very hard, since he makes that much in about 4½ minutes of game time.
The fine was blasted as a whitewash by representatives for Sterger yesterday.
“The fact that the league took the step of fining Favre . . . is disturbing in the message it sends,” her lawyer Joseph Conway said. “It clearly shows that an NFL star player was given preferential treatment.”