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The NFL Workplace Standards Do Not Apply to All


When Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was handed his $50,000 fine for "not cooperating" with the NFL in the Jenn Sterger scandal, it really wasn't a surprise based on how the NFL has been run by the commissioner Roger Goodell.  The NFL clearly botched things up this season when it came to controversies, scandals, and hot button issues.

This is your NFL....

The Pittsburgh Steelers James Harrison is fined $75,000 for a hard hit.  Brett Favre is fined $50,000 for sexually harassing Sterger for a full season in 2008.

This is your NFL...

The NFL will move a Minnesota Vikings home game outside where it is 40 below zero and six inches of snow on the ground but will keep the Vikings in Philadelphia for an extra two days by postponing Sunday Night Football until Tuesday because of a "forecast" that shows Philly will be getting 20 inches of snow.  They ended up getting about 6 inches at the stadium.

This is your NFL...

The NFL is possibly going to send a 7-9 team to the playoffs and host a playoff game while two years ago an 11-5 New England Patriots missed the playoffs all together.

This is your NFL...

The NFL wants to extend the season to 18 games, which I don't necessarily am against, but they appear unwilling to work with the players to compensate them appropriately or make enough concessions on their behalf to ensure their safety is the first priority.  Kind of hypocritical given the issue with illegal hits this season, don't you think?

That's right, this is your NFL.  If the Favre scandal had happened to Derek Anderson, Alex Smith, Matt Hasselbeck, or Jake Delhomme, they would have been suspended and fined a lot more.  Fact is, it is Brett Favre.  Like it or not, I find it hard to believe the NFL didn't have enough evidence to give Favre a harsher punishment.  That is YOUR NFL.

Tags: Alex Smith Brett Favre Derek Anderson Jake Delhomme James Harrison Jenn Sterger Matt Hasselbeck Minnesota Vikings New England Patriots NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Roger Goodell Sunday Night Football