NFL briefs: Favre under scrutiny
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Sunday that the league is looking into allegations Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sent racy messages and lewd photos to a game hostess when he played for the Jets in 2008.
Should Favre be found to have violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy, he could be fined or suspended.
Deadspin posted a story Thursday that included several voicemails allegedly sent by Favre to Jenn Sterger, who worked for the Jets at the time. The voicemails include a man asking to meet with Sterger, who now is a TV personality for the Versus network. The website posted a video that contained the voicemails and several graphic pictures – said to be Favre – that were allegedly sent to Sterger’s cell phone.
Goodell suggests Bay Area teams share
Goodell says the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers should look into sharing a new stadium.
Both teams currently play in out-of-date stadiums. In June, voters in Santa Clara, Calif., signed off on a plan to build a 68,500-seat stadium in the city for the 49ers. The Raiders have no current plans to leave the Coliseum.
Speaking at halftime of the Raiders’ game against San Diego, Goodell says he would encourage the two teams to look into sharing a stadium like the New York Jets and Giants.
Tweet violates rules
A message on Terrell Owens’ Twitter feed violated the NFL’s rules against using social media before games.
A post on his Twitter account noted that a fan wearing his jersey at the Bengals’ game against Tampa Bay would get a football signed by him and Chad Ochocinco. The message was posted an hour before kickoff, violating the NFL’s social media policy that prohibits posts 90 minutes before a game.
Even if someone else posted it on his account, it would violate the NFL’s restrictions on players and coaches using social media before, during and after games.
Told that he could face a substantial fine for the tweet, Owens said: “What, are you going to fine me? Is that really relevant right now? If it’s for a kid, it’s for a kid.”
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a concussion late in Green Bay’s 16-13 overtime loss to Washington.
Rodgers was not made available to the media after the game. He did not miss any action but was slow to get off the field.