The Daily Mail reports:
Brett Favre is suing ex-NFL players and current media personalities Shannon Sharpe and Pat McAfee, as well as Mississippi Auditor Shad White, for ‘defamatory allegations’ made over the Packers legend’s involvement in a $77 million welfare fraud scheme, DailyMail.com has learned.
‘Shannon Sharpe and Pat McAfee tried to further their careers by making baseless defamatory allegations against Brett Favre,’ a spokesperson for the 53-year-old told DailyMail.com.
Sharpe, a Hall of Fame tight end with the Broncos and Ravens, called Favre a ‘sleazeball’ on his FS1 show in September while accusing the retired quarterback of knowingly stealing $1.1 million in Mississippi welfare funds in exchange for speeches that he never made.
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EXCLUSIVE: Brett Favre SUES Shannon Sharpe and Pat McAfee over ‘defamatory allegations’ https://t.co/L3wW9uevfR
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) February 9, 2023
White’s office: “Everything Auditor White has said about this case is true and is backed by years of audit work by the professionals at the Office of the State Auditor. It’s mind-boggling that Mr. Favre wants to have a trial about that question.”https://t.co/SBMGaxGnHk
— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) February 9, 2023
JUST IN: Brett Favre, the NFL legend who has become publicly ensnared in the sprawling Mississippi welfare scandal, sued state Auditor Shad White and national sports media figures Shannon Sharpe and Pat McAfee for defamation. @MSTODAYnews https://t.co/IuohZDtOf7
— WJTV 12 News (@WJTV) February 9, 2023
Breaking: Brett Favre sued Auditor Shad White and sports media figures Shannon Sharpe and Pat McAfee for defamation regarding Mississippi welfare scandal.
Attorneys allege White defamed Favre in media appearances “to further his own political career.”https://t.co/caibOncnKk
— Adam Ganucheau (@GanucheauAdam) February 9, 2023
‘Lowest of the low’: ESPN analyst shreds Trump-loving Brett Favre for welfare fraud scheme https://t.co/ElD6dFLEiT
— Raw Story (@RawStory) September 14, 2022