Tag:Jenn Sterger
Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:49 am
Edited on: April 13, 2011 10:50 am

Jenn Sterger, part deux

Jenn Sterger said she wants to go into sportscasting (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Blissfully, I didn’t watch a minute of the final installment of the two-part Good Morning America interview with Jenn Sterger (come to think of it, I didn’t watch part I either, though you can catch the recap here) .

But luckily for everybody, USA Today’s Michael McCarthy watched today (and even more luckily, there is video on the website of some of her interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous), and he reports that Sterger still wants to break into the world of sportscasting.

"I knew what I was getting myself into working in sports. It's the boy club," said Sterger.

Asked about the NFL’s investigation into the alleged sexting incident and the decision to fine Brett Favre $50,000, she didn’t seem to have much interest in talking about it. “It’s a league matter,” she said.

And that’s pretty much what she had to say. Riveting stuff (or, for most of the rest of the world, not so riveting stuff) from somebody who seems sort of desperate to remain in the public eye. Kind of like another person we know.

His name is Brett Favre. 

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Posted on: April 12, 2011 9:39 am

Jenn Sterger interview on 'Good Morning America'

Posted by Will Brinson

Jenn Sterger appeared on "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning and the interview went about as well as you could expect, although it's worth noting that Sterger does come off as fairly sympathetic in the video.

"How are you supposed to report on the news when you are the news?" Sterger asked of George Stephanopoulos during the interview.

She also pointed out that she's never actually met Favre, which should significantly surprise a lot of people who don't follow football closely.

Her claim, in fact, is that she wants to distance herself from the situation.

"I don't want anything to do with it," Sterger said. "I didn't want anything to do with it in 2008, I didn't want anything to do with it in 2010, I don't want anything to do with it now."

As to the Favre "incident," Sterger alleges she was "approached one day ... by a man wearing a Jets badge" who inquired about Favre getting her phone number.

"I'd say I like my job an awful lot, and I've been told I look remarkably like his wife," Sterger claims she told the Jets employee. "Have a good day."

Interestingly, she never knew -- or at least claims she never knew -- that the person on the texts and voicemails were Favre.

And she used the line "I don't really recall," to describe whether or not she sent him a text in reply.

So, yeah. We -- which in this case includes Sterger and maybe Favre -- have some closure on this now. I think. Let's hope so.

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Posted on: April 12, 2011 12:18 am

Sterger: 'I just want my life back'

Posted by Will Brinson

Remember the news about Jenn Sterger appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America" to talk about Brett Favre? Well, in all the excitement, you might have forgotten, but it's tomorrow. Yay!

And in the interview -- the commercials of which have gotten a ton of run on a certain four-letter sports network owned by ABC in the past 24 hours -- things are going to get pretty emotional. After all, Sterger's life was ruined somewhere over the last year or so.

"I just want my life back," Sterger says in the preview for the interview. "That's all I'm asking for. Just to be able to go back to work. To be able to go back to enjoying what I do. Entertaining people. Making people laugh. The hardest part about this whole thing is that I am a ridiculous person. I love to entertain people, and to say crazy things. And I'm pretty unapologetic about it."

It's not that hard to feel bad for someone who had their life "taken away" because a creepy old famous guy allegedly texted her pictures of his privates. Especially if the whole thing went public and she didn't make a cent of off it.

"I haven't made a dime off anything in this whole situation. Not from the pictures. Not from Favre. I never wanted to sue anyone. That was never an intention of mine," Sterger said. "I'm not a gold-digger. The only way I wanted to make my money this whole time was to just have a job."

Here's the thing, though -- if she's so dead-set on staying out of the public limelight, why is she doing nationally televised interviews?

And why did she have a publicist working for her during the whole Favre thing? I'm not trying to assign blame to someone who got sexted -- and therefore sure does seem like the victim in this situation -- but it's somewhat difficult to think that she didn't bring just a little bit of this onto herself.

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Posted on: April 10, 2011 6:29 pm
Edited on: April 10, 2011 6:38 pm

Sterger is back, guess who she's discussing

Sterger Posted by Josh Katzowitz

An interview with Jenn Sterger – she of, sigh, Brett Favre sexting fame – will be showcased this week on Good Morning America, and USA Today’s Michael McCarthy has some of the lowdown on what she said.

In Sterger’s words, a Jets employee tried to play matchmaker between Favre and Sterger (though, didn’t we kind of already know this?).

"I was approached one day at the beginning of the preseason games, by a man wearing a Jets badge, employee badge, who asked me, 'How would you feel if Brett Favre asked for your phone number? What would you say?’" Sterger said. "And I just looked at him, my usual smartass self. And I said, 'I'd say I like my job an awful lot. And I've been told I look remarkably like his wife.’”

After she walked away without giving the person her phone number, she thought that was the end of it. She was wrong.

Also, she wants to make clear that she’s not a golddigger.

"I haven't made a dime off anything in this whole situation,” she said. “Not from the pictures. Not from Favre. I never wanted to sue anyone. That was never an intention of mine."

The interview will air Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 a.m. and then again at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday on Nightline.

Sterger, I’m sure, would appreciate it if you would watch. Favre would probably rather you not.

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Posted on: March 16, 2011 8:15 pm

Jenn Sterger back in the news

Posted by Andy Benoit

Thought she was gone, didn’t you? Come on – you ought to know by now that simply having her name assoJ. Sterger (US Presswire)ciated with Brett Favre’s means she’ll always be coming back. (Or thinking about coming back. Or coming back and then not coming back…but then coming back.)

Anyway, this piece of Jenn Sterger news has to do with the former Jets hostess suing her manager, Phillip Reese, in an effort to get back copies of the Favre texts and e-mails. According to Neil Johnson of the Tampa Tribune, Sterger believes Reese is using the content as part of a book he’s writing.

Before you feel bad for Sterger, realize that in her lawsuit – which she filed Tuesday in Hillsborough County circuit court – she asks the judge to invalidate a book agreement that she has with Reese. Thus, her beef with Reese seems to be not that he’s looking to profit off her Favre ordeal, but that he’s looking to profit off her Favre ordeal without her. (Unless, of course, Sterger’s book deal with Reese had nothing to do with Favre. Who knows, maybe they were planning to write a motivational book or something.)

The lawsuit also claims Sterger never intended for Reese to have full use of the Favre material.

In the end, this isn’t as juicy as previous Sterger stories. But at least it was an excuse to look at another Sterger photo without going through the uncomfortable act of Googling it yourself, right?

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Posted on: January 2, 2011 12:53 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2011 3:23 pm

Casserly: Forensics could hurt Sterger legal case

Posted by Will Brinson

The NFL has moved on from the Brett Favre - Jenn Sterger case, thankfully, after fining the quarterback $50,000 for his lack of cooperation in the investigation.

On The NFL Today , Charley Casserly provided some details of the reason for Favre's fine.

"The NFL told me the specific reasons for the $50,000 fine were the following things," Casserly said. "That he wasn't candid in his interviews, gave half answers, minimized things and wasn't completely honest about the number of communications he had with Jenn Sterger."

Casserly also raised a very interesting point about the forensic investigation into the communications sent that could make things difficult if Sterger decides to pursue the matter in a court of law.

"Now one other point in the investigation -- both sides agreed on using the same company to study the forsenic evidence. That forensic evidence came back and was not conclusive that Brett Favre could definitely have been proven to send those messages," Casserly said. "That doesn't bode well for Sterger if she wants to pursue this in the legal system."

Casserly's absolutely correct -- if the forensic company that Sterger agreed to use couldn't find specific proof that Favre did anything wrong as it relates to the NFL's investigation, there's a precedent already set for use in any (totally hypothetical at this point) legal case.

Although Team Sterger could certainly find another forensics team that does find proof, her agreement to use a prior company would greatly hamper the viability of any further evidence.

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Posted on: December 29, 2010 3:23 pm

Sterger's attorney releases his own statement

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Earlier today, we told you about the NFL’s $50,000 fine on Brett Favre. As we figured, this punishment likely wouldn’t sit well with the attorney of Jenn Sterger.

And it hasn’t.

Joseph Conley, Sterger’s lawyer, sent the St. Paul Pioneer Press a statement in which he conveyed his disappointment about the verdict and questioned why the Jets organization wasn’t mentioned in the NFL’s release.

Here’s the full statement:

My client and I are extremely disappointed, but not surprised, at today's NFL announcement that Brett Favre did not violate the NFL "workplace conduct" policy. 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. To the contrary, 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. As noted in the NFL's release, "there was no evidence to suggest that Sterger engaged in any inappropriate conduct." In addition to the offensive messages, there was ample evidence to show that the sexually explicit photographs were part of Favre's inappropriate behavior.

Our evidence clearly showed that the photos were sent by Favre. Likewise, Mr. Goodell completely failed to address the complicity of the New York Jet organization in Favre's conduct. The evidence was explicit that Ms. Sterger's personal telephone numbers were provided to Favre by still-current employees of the New York Jets. This was done without Ms. Sterger's knowledge and consent.

Furthermore, the fact that the League took the step of fining Favre for "not being candid in several respects during the investigation" is disturbing in the message it sends. It clearly shows that an NFL star player was given preferential treatment and tells all other players that failure to cooperate may cost you some money but will not result in other punishment. Additionally, 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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Posted on: December 29, 2010 1:04 pm
Edited on: December 29, 2010 1:09 pm

Favre fined $50,000 for lack of cooperation

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After months of speculation, the NFL has announced its punishment of Brett Favre, regarding the Jenn Sterger matter.

Favre will be fined $50,000 and will receive no suspension. The NFL found there was no violation of league policy. Favre was fined the $50,000 for lack of cooperation.

The full statement from the NFL:

The NFL office conducted an investigation to determine whether Brett Favre’s interaction with New York Jets game-day employee Jenn Sterger in 2008 violated the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.

In reviewing the matter, the sole focus was on whether there was a violation of league policies regarding conduct in the workplace.  NFL policies do not extend to private conduct or make judgments about the appropriateness of personal relationships, except where that conduct or those relationships raise issues under the law or league policies.

The investigation included an analysis of publicly available reports; a series of interviews with knowledgeable individuals, including Sterger and Favre; a review of communications between the two furnished to our office; and independent forensic analysis of electronically stored material. The investigation was limited in several respects because the conduct occurred in 2008 but was not brought to our attention until this fall. As a result, certain records and individuals were unavailable to the NFL.

The investigation also reviewed a second media report about allegations involving other women who worked at the Jets’ facility in 2008.

Misconduct by Favre regarding that claim was unable to be substantiated because individuals with potentially relevant information declined to be interviewed or otherwise cooperate with the investigation. In addition, our investigation took longer than might ordinarily have been the case due to difficulties in arranging to speak with certain key individuals, the time required to retrieve and review stored electronic records, and Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to meet personally with both Favre and Sterger before making a decision.

On the basis of the evidence currently available to him, Commissioner Goodell could not conclude that Favre violated league policies relating to workplace conduct. The forensic analysis could not establish that Favre sent the objectionable photographs to Sterger. The review found no evidence to contradict the statements of both Favre and Sterger that they never met in person, nor was there anything to suggest that Sterger engaged in any inappropriate conduct.

However, Commissioner Goodell also determined that Favre was not candid in several respects during the investigation, resulting in a longer review and additional negative public attention for Favre, Sterger, and the NFL. The commissioner notified Favre that he has been fined $50,000 for his failure to cooperate with the investigation in a forthcoming manner. Commissioner Goodell stated to Favre that if he had found a violation of the league’s workplace conduct policies, he would have imposed a substantially higher level of discipline.

In a memo to clubs today, Commissioner Goodell reminded them of the serious nature of this matter and stated that NFL policies make no excuses for improper or potentially unlawful conduct in the workplace. 

“Every member of every club’s staff should be able to work in an environment free of harassment or hostility, and one in which every employee is valued, respected, and given a full opportunity to contribute to the goals of the club and the NFL,” Commissioner Goodell said. “Our new training program on workplace conduct will help all of us to promote the right kind of environment for all employees and I intend to dedicate the fine I have imposed on Favre to help fund that training program.”

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