A couple months back, we brought you the news of Brett Favre being on the unfortunate end of a $16 million lawsuit. Favre was one of the people named in a lawsuit that against Sqor, a failed social media company intended to give athletes an opportunity to profit off their brand by allowing subscribers behind-the-scenes access to professional athletes.
Sqor investor, Callais Capital Management, claims Sqor Sports pitched them a series of “negligently and/or fraudulently misrepresented” ideas including inflating its subscriber base, exaggerating relationships with athletes and sports leagues, and lying about the balance sheet numbers. They allegedly claimed their social media platform’s user growth metrics exceeded that of Twitter and LinkedIn. L.O.L.
Favre claims he was just a pitch man for the company and had no role in accusations made against Sqor.
Via Larry Brown Sports:
According to court documents filed recently and obtained by The Blast, the defendants (including Favre) claim they cannot be held liable for “statements that amount to puffery – generalized, positive statements about the company’s competitive strengths, experienced management, and future prospects. …
… As for Favre, he claims that he is only referenced in the original lawsuit as “a featured athlete for Sqor and participated in promotional efforts through Sqor.” He claims that CCM alleges no facts showing that Favre had any control over any of the statements made by Sqor “or that he actually participated in any of the alleged misrepresentations.”
Hey, look on the bright side, Brett. At least you aren’t getting sued for sending an unsolicited dick pic to a cheerleader. Silver linings.
Check out Sqor’s promotional video from 2015 below:
[h/t Larry Brown Sports]