Report: Favre investigation in final stages

The league is getting close to concluding its investigation into Brett Favre, according to ESPN, but it wants to re-interview Favre before making a ruling.

The NFL's investigation into allegations that Brett Favre sent inappropriate text messages and photos to Jets pre-game hostess Jenn Sterger in 2008 could be wrapping up.

ESPN's John Clayton reported that the investigation by the league is in its final stages and that Commissioner Roger Goodell could make a ruling as early as this week. According to Sterger, she and her attorney turned over what was deemed the "final visual evidence," which one can only assume are photos of Favre that would fall under the term "sexting."

According to the report, Favre, who has been interviewed once in the case, will be re-interviewed. The issue falls under the league's personal conduct policy. If found to have violated the policy, Favre is liable to a fine or suspension.

If Favre is to take part in a second interview, it would seem that it would have to come in Minnesota. The Vikings play their next three games at home. He met with league investigators Oct. 19 at Winter Park.

MONDAY NOTES

  • Adrian Peterson is scheduled to get his injured right ankle examined today. He left Sunday's game with 10 minutes to play in the first half and, despite initial optimism that he would return – he had his ankle taped at least twice in anticipation of him going back into the game – he never did. Leslie Frazier said it was a precautionary measure so as not to potentially make the injury worse.

  • Former Vikings Cris Carter and Chris Doleman are among the 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The other semifinalists are Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Don Coryell, Roger Craig, Terrell Davis, Edward DeBartolo Jr., Dermontti Dawson, Richard Dent, Marshall Faulk, Kevin Greene, Ray Guy, Charles Haley, Lester Hayes, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, Art Modell, Willie Roaf, Andre Reed, Ed Sabol, Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe, Paul Tagliabue, Aeneas Williams and George Young.

  • If the season were to end right now, the Falcons and Bears would have first-round playoff byes.


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