Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre has been linked to a political corruption scandal in Mississippi for almost a year now.
In a lawsuit filed by the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Favre stands accused of being part of a welfare embezzlement scam that also involved the former governor of Mississippi Phil Bryant.
Since then, numerous potentially incriminating texts by Favre have been released to the public, leading to a former teammate and his own biographer making scathing statements against The Ole Gunslinger.
One report revealed the disgusting way Brett Favre allegedly funneled money through his charity to Southern Missippi’s volleyball program.
Brett Favre has claimed that he is not only innocent, but he is being “smeared,” despite admitting that he did, in fact, pay back the $1.1 million he was paid for speeches he never actually gave to the state of Mississippi (without any interest).
Shad White, the State Auditor for Mississippi, who is also named in the lawsuit against Pat McAfee and Shannon Sharpe, flat out said Favre’s statements were “lies.”
It was Pat McAfee and Shannon Sharpe’s reporting of these issues and more that led to Brett Favre filing a lawsuit against them last week.
Every time Brett Favre's name comes up you HAVE to talk about him stealing money from people#PMSLive pic.twitter.com/LD7Zk1H3gL
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 30, 2022
The day after being sued, McAfee went on his show and refused to back down, saying, “I’m excited to see how it goes. I’ll see you in court, pal.”
On Tuesday, Brett Favre’s lawyer Eric Herschmann appeared on the Fearless show and tried to explain and justify his client’s lawsuit.
After attempting to cross off all the negative things on the lengthy list of allegations against Brett Favre that have come out over the past 10 months, Herschmann went after McAfee and Sharpe.
"Watching Shannon Sharpe again on TV is one of the reasons he's been sued" Eric Herschmann, Brett Favre’s attorney. pic.twitter.com/o5R7U3vrxj
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) February 15, 2023
“It’s obvious when you listen to Pat McAfee, he never read any of the complaints,” Herschmann later added. “He didn’t read the motion to dismiss. He just decided to get on his show and try to get as much attention as he could. And he accuses Brett, so we’re clear, about stealing from the poor in Mississippi.
He continued, “So, he, contrary to Shannon Sharpe, who was probably told this is a good time to keep your mouth shut, decided to go on and speak again and make a joke that he doesn’t have a lawyer and that his wife says he’s really terrible about apologizing.
“Well, I guarantee you the jury in Mississippi will make certain he learns how to apologize. It’s going to cost Pat McAfee millions of dollars. And if it bankrupts him, then he will have learned his lesson about you don’t try to promote yourself by inappropriately and improperly attacking somebody else. He’s going to learn a lesson the hard way.”