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League fines Jets for not reporting Favre’s injury

Admin - September 16, 2009

The NFL has issued a total of $125,000 in fines against the New York Jets and former coach Eric Mangini for the team's failure to list QB Brett Favre's arm problem on injury reports last season.

The New York Jets received a fine of $75,000, while GM Mike Tannenbaum and former head coach Eric Mangini were fined $25,000 apiece.

Last week, Tannenbaum admitted the team should have listed Favre, who had a torn biceps tendon, as "probable" on the injury report for the last four or five games. Favre said the Jets knew of the injury, which required offseason surgery. The Jets lost 4 of the last 5 games and missed the playoffs. Favre threw 9 interceptions during that stretch.