Manager: Sterger won't sue if NFL acts
The former New York Jets sideline reporter who was allegedly propositioned for sex by Brett Favre does not plan to sue the future Hall of Fame quarterback if the NFL suspends him for his actions, TMZ reported Thursday.
"If the (NFL) commissioner suspends Favre and puts him in a program to make sure this doesn't happen again . . . 100 percent . . . Jenn would not pursue any litigation against Favre, against the Jets, against anybody," Sterger's manager Phil Reese told the "Dan Patrick Show."
Reese also insisted that Favre's agent tried to pay Sterger off before the story first appeared on Deadspin.com, saying, "He asked me, 'Is there a specific figure you had in mind to make this go away?'"
Reese told the Associated Press that Sterger wants the league to discipline Favre before his career ends. "It's not a money story," Reese said, adding his client's goal is some acknowledgment that Favre was in the wrong.
According to numerous reports Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has received the findings from the league's investigation into Favre's alleged misconduct, which occurred when he played for the Jets in 2008.
Joseph Conway, the attorney for Sterger, said Tuesday he had received word from NFL officials that they had completed their investigation into accusations that Favre sent lewd voice messages and racy photographs to Sterger.
Sterger, 26, met with NFL security chief Milt Ahlerich and another league investigator at an undisclosed location in New York City in November.
Reese has said that Sterger handed over “substantial materials” during the November meeting.
Favre could face suspension or fines if the NFL finds that he violated the league's personal conduct policy. The 41-year-old Vikings quarterback has said multiple times that he will retire after this season.
— The Associated Press contributed to this report.