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Brett Favre Scandal: NFL Commissioner Says Investigation is About "Workplace Conduct"

Brett Favre Scandal: NFL Commissioner Says Investigation is About "Workplace Conduct"
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NEW YORK (CBS/AP) The head of the NFL says "workplace conduct" is the main focus in the probe into allegations that star NFL quarterback Brett Favre sent racy messages and x-rated photos to sports reporter Jenn Sterger.

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League Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday during a live chat with fans on the NFL's website that the Favre situation is being treated seriously while facts in the case are being gathered.

The commissioner's response came after one participant in the session on argued that players have not been given "fair warning in the area of workplace conduct with women around."

Goodell also says the league is "working hard" on the development of a workplace conduct training program for all teams and expects to roll it out by the end of the season.

Favre met with an NFL security official Tuesday about the graphic photos and lewd messages he allegedly sent to Sterger two years ago when they were both with the Jets.

Speaking on a conference call with reporters in Green Bay ahead of Sunday night's Vikings-Packers game, Favre called the NFL's investigation into his alleged behavior a "league matter." He also declined to answer questions about the situation in his weekly news conference Wednesday with Minnesota media.

He could face a league suspension if the NFL finds he acted improperly, and that would end his league record for consecutive games played - 290 - spanning 19 years.


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