Favre Files Defamation Suit Over Welfare Fraud Claims

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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