Goodell said Thursday during a live chat with fans on the league'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 NFL.com 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.
The Vikings QB met with an NFL security official Tuesday regarding allegations that he sent lewd pictures and racy messages to then-Jets employee Jenn Sterger in 2008, when Favre was New York's quarterback.
but has not commented on the allegations, which were posted on the website Deadspin without her cooperation. Attorney Joseph Conway said Wednesday his firm will advise Sterger "and pursue any potential remedies that may exist." He did not elaborate.