Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre has filed defamation lawsuits against Fox Sports commentator Shannon Sharpe and popular radio host Pat McAfee.
Once vilified in a highly publicized welfare scandal, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is now trying to clear his name.
Three months after the Mississippi state department sued Favre for his alleged role in a $77 million welfare fraud scheme, Favre is going after a state auditor and two high-profile NFL celebrities for spreading lies about his character.
On Thursday, Favre reportedly filed lawsuits against Mississippi state auditor Shad White, Shannon Sharpe, and Pat McAfee, claiming the trio made false and malicious statements about Favre and tainted his “good title”.
Again in 2020, Favre was accused of stealing cash from Mississippi’s poor inhabitants in a welfare fraud scheme with each Sharpe and McAfee attacking him from their respective platforms.
On an episode of Fox Sports activities’ “Skip And Shannon: Undisputed” in September of 2020, Sharpe angrily berated Favre and mentioned, “You got to be a sorry mofo to steal from the lowest of the low.”
Retired Inexperienced Bay Packers star Brett Favre is suing ex-NFL gamers for defamation of character
In an analogous vein, Pat McAfee tore Favre aside on an episode of “The Pat McAfee Present” during which the previous Indianapolis Colts punter declared that Favre “tied the hands of the poor people and took money from right out of their pockets.”
Sharpe’s and McAfee’s disparaging feedback on Favre got here after a bombshell Mississippi Today report that included an excerpt of Favre’s suspect textual content messages: “Is there any approach the media can discover out the place [the funds] got here from and the way a lot?”
Favre didn’t find yourself going through prison costs within the welfare scandal, however he was amongst greater than three dozen individuals or companies the state is suing in an try to get well cash via the Momentary Help for Needy Households program.
McAfee has since responded to Favre’s lawsuit with a comical gif from “Chappelle’s Show.”
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