Jenn Sterger’s father had some choice words for Brett Favre in an interview published by the web site Radar Online Thursday.
"I better not meet that guy walking down a dark alley," Leo Sterger said, expressing anger that the NFL chose not to suspend the Vikings quarterback for reportedly propositioning Sterger while both were with the Jets in 2008.
The NFL announced Wednesday a $50,000 fine against Favre for failing to cooperate with the league’s investigation of the matter. Favre has not talked publicly about the situation.
“It’s a complete joke the penalty they gave him," Leo Sterger said. "Their decision is a complete travesty to women and they are just treating him this way because he is the NFL’s golden boy. As a father I am absolutely furious."
Favre, a married, 41-year-old father of two, was rocked by the scandal in October, when Deadspin.com posted voice messages of him apparently propositioning Sterger. He also allegedly included a text-message picture of his genitals.
The NFL said the evidence did not clearly show that Favre sent the illicit pictures, though Sterger’s attorney disputed that claim Wednesday, saying the evidence left no doubt.
Sterger’s dad said his daughter is doing fine despite the constant media coverage of the story.
“Jenn is doing well, all things considered and if anything she feels vindicated after the NFL’s decision. She’s a strong woman and she is going to be OK, personally."
But he added that he hopes "Favre never plays football again now.”
Sterger, 27, worked for the Jets as a media personality at the time of the incident, and went on to host "The Daily Line" on cable channel Versus. The show was canceled after six months in early November because of low ratings.
Favre is heading into what he has said will be his final game this Sunday at Detroit. The future Hall of Famer has still not been cleared to play by doctors after suffering a concussion two weeks ago.