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NFL fines Brett Favre $50,000

Brett Favre was fined for 'failure cooperate' with an investigatiinallegations he sent inappropriate messages photos former Jets game-day hostess. |

Brett Favre was fined for "failure to cooperate" with an investigation into allegations he sent inappropriate messages and photos to a former Jets game-day hostess. | AP

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Updated: December 29, 2010 4:39PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has fined Brett Favre $50,000 for a “failure to cooperate” with the investigation into allegations he sent inappropriate messages and lewd photos to a former New York Jets game-day hostess.

The league says Commissioner Roger Goodell “could not conclude” that Favre violated the league’s personal conduct policy based on the evidence currently available.

The league’s statement also says Goodell determined Favre was “not candid in several respects during the investigation resulting in a longer review and additional negative public attention for Favre, (Jenn) Sterger and the NFL.” The league’s investigation began in October and the fine was announced Wednesday.

Favre allegedly sent messages and photos to Sterger two years ago when they were both with the Jets. The allegations against the 41-year-old Minnesota Vikings quarterback surfaced on the website Deadspin.

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