The NFL has wrapped up its investigation into allegations that Brett Favre sent inappropriate phone messages and photos to a Jets game hostess 2 years ago, the woman's attorney said yesterday.

Attorney Joseph Conway said Joe Hummel, the director of investigative services for the NFL's security department, told him the case has been sent to Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league's lawyers for review.

"He told me it's upstairs in the commissioner's office and the lawyers are going over it," said Conway, the lawyer for Jenn Sterger. "I have not been told a timetable as when to expect something and I have not been told what the findings will be."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello declined to discuss details of the case and said "we're not ruling out this week. We're not ruling out next week" in terms of a decision.

Conway reiterated Sterger's desire for the league to announce the findings - and any potential penalties while the NFL still has jurisdiction over him - before the end of the season.

The NFL first announced the investigation in October, just before the Vikings played the Jets.


* Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington is scheduled for surgery on his injured shoulder tomorrow, and he says it's 50-50 whether he'll retire.

He will undergo an operation on his shoulder for a fourth time. The arthroscopic procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla.

* Detroit defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh has been fined $15,000 by the NFL after drawing an unnecessary roughness penalty for a hit on Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler last weekend.

Suh says he plans to appeal.

* Kansas Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel underwent an appendectomy yesterday. How long the Chiefs might be without Cassel was uncertain.

* The San Diego Chargers say they will play in San Diego in 2011. Beyond that is anyone's guess.

The team told Mayor Jerry Sanders that it will not exercise its 2011 escape clause. The announcement came amid recent speculation that the Chargers could be headed to Los Angeles.

* Detroit Lions defensive lineman Kyle Vanden Bosch will go on injured reserve because of a bulging disk in his neck.

Vanden Bosch hasn't officially been added to the injured list.

* Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders will not play again this season after being placed on injured reserve. He's the 15th Colts player on injured reserve this season.

* Rex Ryan buried the New York Jets' embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots. Literally. Cornerback Darrelle Revis said the coach led the team out to the practice field before its morning meeting yesterday, took a game ball from the 45-3 rout Monday night and placed it in a freshly dug hole.

In another move, the Jets released wide receiver Laveranues Coles a few days after re-signing him and added safety Emanuel Cook to the roster.

* The New Orleans Saints have placed veteran running back Ladell Betts in injured reserve and added veteran linebacker Kawika Mitchell to the roster.

* Former Pro Bowl cornerback Al Harris has been placed on injured reserve by the Miami Dolphins because of a hamstring injury, ending his 13th NFL season.