Brett Favre Fined $50,000 for Lack of Cooperation with Roger Goodell

Max HollanderContributor IDecember 29, 2010

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 13:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings talks to the media after the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field on December 13, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Giants defeated the Vikings 21-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was fined a whopping $50,000 today for what commissioner Roger Goodell defined as a lack of cooperation in the investigation of Favre sending inappropriate pictures and voice mails to Jenn Sterger, a member of the Jets staff, back when Favre was a member of the team.

Fortunately for Favre, he will not be suspended here at the end of the season due to the NFL saying he did not violate any NFL policy.

This announcement comes after months of investigation with the league officials struggling to provide any solid concrete evidence to garner any action beyond a fine.

Roger Goodell attempted to make this a clear statement that league clubs need to be able to provide a comfortable workplace free of any types of harassment to employees of the NFL.

Goodell stated, "Every member of every club's staff should be able to work in an environment free of harassment or hostility, and one in which every employee is valued, respected, and given a full opportunity to contribute to the goals of the club and the NFL."

Goodell's plan is to promote a strong environment in every aspect of an organizations staff to prevent these instances from taking place. 

This positive outcome for Favre gives him the opportunity to play in his final NFL game following him stating repeatedly he will not be returning for another season, this being his 20th, after this lackluster, injury-filled season with poor team play.

At 41, Favre has struggled to shine on the field this season and hopefully for his sake will get one last chance to show his fans he's still got it. Favre, though, will only get the chance to play if he passes a necessary concussion test, but still the Vikings plan on starting Joe Webb. If this is the "end" to Favre's lustrous career, we all hope Leslie Frazier opts to let him shine one more time this week at the Detroit Lions.