From the moment the league announced that it was investigating the allegation that former Packers, Jets (now Vikings) quarterback Brett Favre sent voice messages and photos to a former Jets in-house sideline reporter, the reason for the league’s zeal was obvious.
The NFL is concerned about sexual harassment in its league.
An excellent summary of the status of the situation in Tuesday’s SportsBusiness Daily includes the key quote from NFL spokesman Greg Aiello: “It’s a totally different world with the Internet. Information and videos that never once existed are the new reality and the new news. But our issue here is the conduct of our employees and the question of whether this is a case of sexual harassment.”