This is what I would call a “preferential ruling”.
NFL Commissioner/Warden Roger Goodell fined Vikings QB Brett Favre $50,000 for allegedly “sexting” with former Jets employee Jenn Stenger while he was a member of the Jets.
The fact that the fine was less than any of James Harrison’s hits was ridiculous. The fact that it took so long for Goodell to make any ruling was even more shameful.
Let’s be real about something here: did we even expect any suspension on Favre? Those of us who did are extremely naive.
Goodell and the NFL did not want to end Favre’s consecutive starting streak by suspending him. Plain and simple.
Ben Roethlisberger got popped for four games and he didn’t even get charged for his alleged transgressions. Favre should have been suspended for a minimum of two games. It was a classic case of sexual harassment.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports thought that Goodell executed this in a clever way that would protect the league’s backside. I disagree.
Goodell dropped the ball on this one big time.