Fib Over Favre Injury Costs Jets, Mangini $125K
NFL levies fines against team, GM and former coach for not reporting injury
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2009 4:45 PM CDT
In this Dec. 14, 2008, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre (4) drops back for a pass in an NFL football game at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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(Newser) – The NFL hit the Jets, GM Mike Tannenbaum, and former coach Eric Mangini with $125,000 in fines for not reporting Brett Favre’s injured arm last season, Bloomberg reports. Favre, now with the Vikings, spilled the beans a week ago that he played hurt the final weeks of the season. The team owes $75,000, and Mangini and Tannenbaum $25,000 each for not reporting the injury as required. The fine's unusual, but the league is trying to beef up the credibility of its weekly injury reports, long treated as works of fiction by teams.