Over the past couple of years there has been a disturbing trend that has developed in sports that as time goes on will become more and more a daily staple of sports conversation on radio, in print and on television. Time and time again the modern day athlete gets caught up in the "TMZ" type culture of the new media forums of today. From Big Ben allegedly forcing a woman to stay in his company to young shirtless superstars of the NHL caught on candid camera in a limo drinking the night after a tough loss.
I am not here to play moral police because I believe at one time or another in our lives we do something stupid that we totally regret and wish would have never happened. The difference between the dumb things we do and the dumb things athletes do is simply their star is larger and their stories make money. From Tiger Woods to Michael Jordan, athletes live in a different reality than the rest of the world and the their reality is what drives businesses like the ones I work for and the ones you listen/watch/read.
Deadspin.com known for breaking the TMZ side of sports reporting (hence why a TMZ Sports is in the works) published a two minute video including some alleged voicemails and some pictures NSFW of apparently Brett Favre. The NFL is investigating the matter in which Brett Favre allegedly sent this pictures to then New York Jets reporter Jenn Sterger. News of the photos have not only made the rounds of tabloid magazine and newspapers, but now national television and radio shows.
The independent investigation being done by the NFL is reportedly moving at a rapid pace. If indeed these pictures are of Brett Favre and he violates the NFL's personal conduct policy, he should be suspended for the remainder of the regular season.
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