One Fine Day: The Jets and Favre Saga

Posted: 30th September 2009 by ExJx Brooks in NFL
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It has recently come to my attention that the Jets, Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum, and former Jets head coach Eric Mangini, now the Cleveland Browns head coach, have all been fined in what is now known as "Favre-gate." Two weeks ago, the NFL fined the Jets ($75,000), Tannenbaum ($25,000), and Mangini ($25,000) after a league investigation turned up evidence that the organization failed to report Brett Favre's injury, a torn bicep tendon, late last season. The investigation was sparked due to press conferences where Favre, justifying his poor play in the last five games of the season, stated that he had torn a bicep tendon late in the season. I wasn't able to find the exact wording for the rule that was violated, but found a brief description: "All players with significant-noteworthy injuries mu ...

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