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Brett Favre Accuser -- The NFL Is a Sexist League

12/29/2010 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The woman who was allegedly on the receiving end of the Brett Favre weiner photos claims she's "extremely disappointed, but not surprised" with the NFL's ruling ... because the the NFL is a sexist organization.


Jenn Sterger's lawyer just released a statement saying, "While I am not privy to how Mr. Goodell reached such a finding, we strongly disagree with his conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to support a violation of the policy."

Jenn's lawyer continues, "Our evidence and the personal testimony of Ms. Sterger clearly showed a pattern of lewd and offensive behavior by Mr. Favre that lasted all of the 2008 season."

He adds, "Our evidence clearly showed that the photos were sent by Favre."

Sterger's lawyer concludes, "Today’s decision is an affront to all females and shows once again that, despite tough talk, the NFL remains the good old boys’ league."

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What would be a good punishment for Brett to recieve? If she was offended by his texting why did it take so long to realize it? And why save it? MONEY IS A GREAT MOTIVATOR FOR HER AS WELL AS THE ATTORNEYS, everyone must benefit.

1390 days ago


She has had her time in the media now she needs to fade away.

1390 days ago


"Today’s decision is an affront to all females" BULL CRAP! I don't think his pursuing her was ok but shouldn't that be between him and his wife? Sterger is completely a gold digger. And good luck with her entertainment carreer now.....pretty much gave all that up when she decided to become a money hungry gold digger. Go pose for playboy, Sterger, and tell them you sob story about how bad it made you feel to be pursued. Also that you only kept the messages because you are a good person and not interested in getting money from a rich celebrity.

1390 days ago

NFL LadyFan    

As a woman I am in no way offended by the NFL's handling of either of the two women who alleged inappropriateness in the league. I am a huge fan of football, and think that the women that are dressing like sluts, getting attention for it and then bitching about it are ruining football for the real female fans of the sport. Ms. Sterger's lawyer stepped out of line speaking for all women, and now that Favre hasn't been suspended if she sues it will be known that she tried to blackmail the league and Favre himself. If you want to dress like a slut and bring attention to yourself don't bitch when that attention comes in the form of texts and catcalls and the like. Had she been attacked physically then that would be another thing entirely. But she wasn't. She only wants money, and fame, and to use this as stepping stone to get it.

1390 days ago

Lady Luck    

Show me the MONEY............Thats all it about... Didnt work now she is totally pis*ed off. Go take a nap.

1390 days ago


I am all female. I love football. I am no fan of Brett Favre. I think this chick is just a money hungry twit and her lawyer is a stupid *******. Go away little girl. You obviously had no problem looking at the pics when he sent them. You probably got off on them. Now you wanna cry "he offended me". B-S!!!!

1390 days ago

known fact    

I think shes just upset because he didnt choose to leave his wife for her gold digging A$$

1390 days ago


Yes, the NFL is sexist. This is an organization that allows a rapist to continue to work as a quarterback (yes, Big Ben, you are a serial rapist).

The military sucks ass as an organization. There's nothing manly or masculine about raping women (in the country you invade AND your fellow soldiers) and murdering innocent people.

1390 days ago


Ben Roethlisberger: No Justice, No Play?
Dave Zirin | April 20, 2010

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should be thanking the heavens that he possesses the unique skill to throw a football sixty yards. If he was Ben the 28-year-old mill worker accused of raping a 20-year-old student in the bathroom of a college town bar, he'd be in prison awaiting trial.

Ben Roethlisberger should be thanking the heavens that he is white. If he was Ben the black guy accused of sexual assault in Georgia, he might not even make it to trial.

Ben Roethlisberger should be thanking the heavens that he is rich. If he didn't have the lawyers to block any volunteering of his DNA, as well as lawyers poised to spend hours investigating the last details of a 20-year-old woman's sexual history, he would be wearing the steel bracelets. And he likely wouldn't have had his accuser, after going through the ordeal of a "rape kit," deciding that a high-publicity rape trial was not how she wanted to spend the next two years of her life.

Instead, because he resides on a white pedestal of wealth and fame, Ben Roethlisberger gets Ocmulgee, Georgia, District Attorney Frederick Bright telling Ben to "grow up" and little more. He gets DA Bright saying that he couldn't indict because he didn't think the case could be proven "beyond a reasonable doubt" or that he could make the case "100 percent."

And here I thought that was a judge or jury's job, to determine whether a case could be proven "beyond a reasonable doubt." I thought that evidence is then gathered and presented at a trial. I thought that, as the saying goes, a DA could indict a ham sandwich if he saw fit. Of course, evidence was hard to come by after police didn't seal the bathroom in question. In addition, investigating Milledgeville police officer Jerry Blash had been posing for pictures with Roethlisberger earlier in the evening. After questioning the accuser, it has been reported, Blash made derogatory comments about her. Blash has since been forced to resign.

It's understandable that people who have been following this case only out of the corner of their eye might think that it is just a classic "he said/she said" situation. No charges were brought, and women try to scam pro jocks all the time, right? People who say that haven't read the 572-page police report. They also haven't read the civil suit that came out nine months earlier in which Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault. The reports are so similar, so patterned, so damning, that you are left with one of two conclusions: either Roethlisberger's 20-year-old accuser is a sociopathic genius who set the millionaire up brilliantly, or Roethlisberger has a patterned modus operendi for how he goes about sexually assaulting women. Either in the middle of the night, in a state of addled inebriation and having sustained a bump on the head, the accuser recalled details of the Lake Tahoe police report (which she had memorized on the off chance she would meet Roethlsiberger in Milledgeville, Georgia), and she got him. Or Ben Roethlisberger did something very wrong on the night in question.

So far, Roethlisberger has chosen to not rebut one word in the 572-page report. Instead, he read a seventy-four-second statement, in which he said, "I'm truly sorry for the disappointment and negative attention I brought to my family, my teammates, coaches, the Rooneys and the NFL." If there was nothing to these charges, there would be no reason to apologize. If there was nothing to these charges, Roethlisberger's bodyguard Ed Joyner, a Pennsylvania state trooper, would not be suffering an internal investigation by his department. The staties want to know more about the part of the police report where Joyner is said to have denied people access to the bathroom where Roethlisberger was with his accuser.

Now the burden is on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to show whether there will in fact be any punishment for Big Ben. Goodell has the power of judge and jury to indefinitely suspend players and order them into counseling, regardless of whether they were convicted of any crime. Anyone who has read this column knows that I think that this is an unconscionable part of the collective bargaining agreement. It's been used primarily against players caught smoking weed and, most notably, in the case of Michael Vick, who was suspended indefinitely for fighting and abusing dogs. But it is a power that Goodell has and has shown he will exercise. Now he will show the world whether violence against women matters less to the NFL than violence against dogs. In a league where an accepted culture of sexism exists from the cheerleaders to the commercials, to the locker room, Goodell better choose wisely. Women make up the fastest-growing sector of NFL fans. For far too long, they have been treated as if they were invisible or worse. It's not too much to ask that the NFL send a message that misogyny and violence against women is not acceptable under any cir***stance and a 28-year-old quarterback getting underage women drunk for bar sex will not be seen as "boys will be boys."

Roethlisberger should have to donate a portion of his salary to rape crisis and battered women's shelters. He should have to speak to young kids about the fact that "No means no." He should, in other words, have to do everything that Michael Vick has had to do to make amends. Yes, Vick was convicted and Roethlisberger wasn't. But if Vick's entourage had lawyered up instead of turning state's evidence against him, it might have been a different story. Roethlisberger went out on the town not with his normal entourage but with off-duty cops: people who know the value of silence. He had a game plan. Goodell had better send a strong message: whatever Roethlisberger was trying to do that night, it's not a game.
Source URL: http://www.thenation.com/article/ben-roethlisberger-no-justice-no-play

1390 days ago


Good, maybe we can move forward and dump the sideline babes too. Men need their time, this is it. Women have Oprah and WE and TLC and Oxygen. What do men have? Spike TV? What do Andrea Kremer or Michelle Tafoya exactly do to contribute to the production, that cant be done by a man? The sideline babe is a paradigm that needs to go away. Inez Sainz, Jill Arrington, Suzy Kolber, Erin Andrews... and would somebody tell ESPN that Rachael Nichols is out past her curfew and needs to get ready for school?

1390 days ago


Communication is a two way street. Perhaps she realized after two years that there would be no relationship (no pot of gold) so she decided to try the same route as Tiger's mistresses. After two years, there was some level of mutual communication going on....methinks the lady doth protest too much!

1390 days ago

awlrydy then    

i dont know all the particulars of this situation but what i do know is women should not be in mens locker rooms like with that self proclaimed "hottest woman in sports i think it was inez sainz the way she looked amd the way she dressed was entirely wrong for her line of work.ive seen bonnie bernstein susie kolber and several others who are VERY attractive women and they get the job done thru respect and knowledge of their craft and im sure if they wanted to dress like that they would look just as good. My question is under any guise would i or any ,male reporter even one that was openly&obviously gay be allowed to go do interviews in the girls volleyball team lockerroom? While they were half naked and or showering?I really really doubt it so to avoid any possibility of these such issues occuring again why dont they conduct interviews or whatever else in the hallway or on the court or field like they should do People can say what ever they want but i would find it hard to believe that a person could be in a room full of half naked very well built members of the opposite sex and not enjoy the view

1388 days ago



You find the NFL ruling to show the sexist nature of the NFL?

You got your fake boobs & your playboy photos.. and now your a celeb selling your body... AND YOU THINK THEY ARE SEXIST.

Perhaps you are the worst kind of HO (and a Hypocrit) ... your the kind of Ho who believes your a victum cause they look and want to buy what you been showin and sellin!

Hopefully we have seen the last of you!

1387 days ago

gary doubleu    

just another gold digging bitch. stay the hell away from the sidelines, stay out of locker rooms, and most of all stay away from texting. I'm going to apply for a sports writer job covering women's sports and i hope i get the access to their locker rooms and training rooms and physical rehab rooms.

1386 days ago


I just googled her name, and what a slut. She wants her 15 minutes and a million bucks, that's all.

1384 days ago
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