UPDATE: Brett Favre has been fined $50,000 for lack of cooperation in the investigation, however, the league announced that "no violation of league policy" was established in the case."
After a weeks-long investigation into allegations that quarterback Brett Favre sent inappropriate text messages and suggestive photos to former Jets game day host Jenn Sterger, the NFL is expected to sanction Favre with a fine, but no suspension.
The fine might be announced as early as today. Foxsports.com first reported that there would be a fine, but no suspension.
Favre allegedly sent the texts and photos to Sterger when both were with the Jets in 2008, Favre's only season with the team. Reports of the alleged misdeeds first surfaced in August and then again in October on the website, Deadspin.com.
The league first indicated it would look into the situation in late October, but no discipline was announced while Favre was in the midst of a consecutive starts streak with the Vikings. That streak ended at 297 games when the Vikings played the Giants on Dec. 13. Favre had suffered a shoulder injury that ended the streak. He is now out with a concussion, and is expected to play the Vikings' final regular season game on Sunday if he is medically cleared to play.
Favre has indicated several times in recent weeks that he plans to retire after the season.
Sterger's attorney, Joseph Conway of Mineola, said he will issue a statement once he knows the league's final decision. Conway had urged the league to suspend Favre for what the attorney believed was a series of workplace violations committed by the quarterback.