The NFL released its decision Wednesday on the Brett Favre/Jenn Sterger case and, not surprisingly, Sterger's attorney ripped the outcome: No suspension for Favre, but a $50,000 fine for failure to cooperate with the league's investigators.
The lawyer, Joseph Conway, released a statement to the media in which he names the Jets and criticizes commissioner Roger Goodell. As you probably know, Sterger worked as the Jets' sideline hostess in 2008 when Favre, their quarterback at the time, allegedly sent lewd text photos.
“... Mr. Goodell completely failed to address the complicity of the New York Jet organization in Favre’s conduct," Conway said in the statement, as per NBC's ProFootballTalk.com. "The evidence was explicit that Ms. Sterger’s personal telephone numbers were provided to Favre by still-current employees of the New York Jets. This was done without Ms. Sterger’s knowledge and consent."
The Jets said little on the matter.
"The NFL has concluded its investigation," the team said in a statement. "We consider this matter closed."
In other notes:
INJURY REPORT: The only player ruled out of Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills is S James Ihedigbo (sprained knee). RT Damien Woody, two weeks removed from arthroscopic knee surgery, is highly unlikely to play ... DE Shaun Ellis, who hurt his back Sunday in Chicago, didn't practice. It isn't believed to be serious, but he probably will be limited Sunday, if he plays at all ... S Eric Smith, out the last two games with a concussion, practiced on a limited basis and is expected to play. You'll probably see him back in the starting lineup, replacing Dwight Lowery.