This past Tuesday, Brett Favre was interviewed by NFL Vice President for Security Milt Ahlerich about his alleged texts and photos sent to Sterger in 2008. Both Favre and the NFL have not let on to any of the details of that meeting.
In the meantime, Sterger is currently debating whether to speak with the NFL at all about Favre’s alleged harassment. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, her decision will be based strictly on money.
The settlement would also include a confidentiality agreement which would basically stop the NFL’s investigation in its tracks. Sterger’s specific price is unknown, but we’re guessing Favre wouldn’t struggle to satisfy it. He is making over 16 million dollars for this sh*tty season he and the Vikings are having.
The Pioneer Press reports that Sterger would decline the league’s interview request if Favre agrees to a financial settlement. If the NFL is to discipline Favre for sending inappropriate text messages and voicemails to Sterger, it almost certainly needs Sterger to go on the record.
As Sterger stays quiet thus far, plenty of other sources who are important to the case have commented.
During a web chat Thursday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell classified the Favre investigation as a “workplace conduct” case.
Joseph Conway, Sterger’s lawyer, said Friday afternoon that she was still considering whether to speak to the NFL. A decision could be made by early next week, Conway said.
“It’s an ongoing process,” he said. “I spoke with the league today. She’s still considering it.”
Meanwhile, NFL security chief Milt Ahlerich has not placed a timeline on Sterger’s decision.
Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, who attended Favre’s meeting with Ahlerich on Tuesday, did not return calls left by the Pioneer Press.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Friday that “we have not reached any conclusions,” and that the league will continue its research.
Interestingly enough, the NFL also has requested an interview from Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio, whose site paid a third party for the graphic photos and voicemails allegedly sent by Favre. According to Deadspin, Sterger did not agree to an interview with them.