Jets Face Possible Fine For Not Reporting Favre's Injury

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Jets Face Possible Fine For Not Reporting Favre's Injury

It now appears that former Jets' QB Brett Favre was advised to continue to play by the Jets despite a torn biceps in his throwing shoulder last season. Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum confirmed this morning that the team knew about Favre's condition and did not put him on the injury report, which is a clear violation of the league rules. In the past, teams have been fined anywhere between $10K to $25K for not reporting all injuries, but the amount of the fine depends on the violation, and could exceed that range. No team has ever lost a draft pick for violating the injury report guidelines.

Tannenbaum said that "We made a decision together that (Favre) gave us the best chance to win. That's how we made the decision going down the stretch. ... We talked about it. (former QB coach) Brian Dabol, (offensive coordinator) Brian Schottenheimer, (former head coach) Eric Mangini and myself." On the contrary, former head coach Eric Mangini, who is now with the Browns, said that he abided by NFL rules last season and followed league guidelines when filling out the weekly injury reports.

Favre threw 9 interceptions and only 2 touchdowns in the final five games of last season and the Jets finished 1-4 and out of the playoffs after an 8-3 start. This whole situation is a clear indication that the organization doesn't have much faith in QB Kellen Clemens, whom they obviously ranked lower than injured Favre. Clemens lost the competition for the starting job to rookie QB Mark Sanchez in this year's training camp and might as well be looking for another team next year.

Tags: mark sanchez, kellen clemens, brett favre


  • JUNJOBX2199 – 09/10/2009 02:35:30 pm

    We should of held on to this f@#%'s rights and cashed in Because if I knew he was playing us when he came here , then the front office had better know or we have a bunch of Idiots at the wheel!!

  • flajetfan – 09/10/2009 02:54:45 pm

    i don't see how it violates the injury report.he played in every game and there was never a doubt that he was gonna play.

  • Petrozza – 09/10/2009 03:28:19 pm

    Well, he was injured and even though he was going to play, they still should have put him on the injury report.

  • Petrozza – 09/10/2009 04:49:10 pm

    Here's more on this from ProFootballTalk: "With regard to the policy, it states that 'all players with significant or noteworthy injuries must be listed on the report even if the player takes all the reps in practice and even if the team is certain that he will play in the upcoming game. This is especially true of key players and those players whose injuries have been covered extensively by the media ... The intent of the policy is to provide a full and complete rendering of player availability."

  • Lamb Jones – 09/13/2009 05:50:44 pm

    It's a rule designed to promote gambling no matter what the nfl says. The only reason to disclose all injuries is to inform gamblers. What would be the logic in telling an opposing coach your wide receiver has a bad knee?

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