The lawsuit between Brett Favre and Pat McAfee has been resolved, and McAfee addressed the situation on a recent episode of his talk show.
The former SmackDown announcer was facing a lawsuit alongside Mississippi Auditor Shad White, and NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe. Favre’s lawsuit quoted McAfee as saying “every time his name gets brought up, we have to mention that he tied the hands of the poor people and took money right out of their pockets” and that “Favre is certainly in the middle of stealing from poor people in Mississippi right now.”
Favre had been accused of knowingly stealing $1.1 million in Mississippi welfare funds in exchange for speeches he never made and returning the $1.1 million, but not the $228,000 in interest he made from the payment. Ted DiBiase, Jr. was recently indicted on multiple counts of wire fraud, theft, and money laundering as part of the same Mississippi welfare scandal and could face decades in prison if convicted.
McAfee previously addressed the lawsuit on his podcast, saying that while the quotes are correct, Favre left out his use of the word “allegedly.”
Speaking on the latest edition of The Pat McAfee Show, the announcer gave an update on his legal issues with Favre, saying that they’d been able to settle their issues without exchanging money and that Favre was dismissing his case.
“My statements, expressed in comedic style, were based solely on public information and allegations. As I have previously stated, I respect the hell out of Brett Favre the football player, and his Hall of Fame career on the field, and I have no personal knowledge about any case involving Brett in Mississippi.
“I am pleased to report that based solely on me again clarifying these points now, with no settlement paid, Bret is withdrawing his suit against me. I would much rather talk about sports than lawsuits. So I’m glad we have all of this behind us. We now move on.”
Brett Favre Addressed Dismissing His Lawsuit Against Pat McAfee
As for Favre, he’s also glad to have the legal issues between himself and McAfee in the past. Taking to social media, he issued the following statement:
“I’m happy that Pat McAfee and I have settled this litigation. Like Pat said, he was attempting to be funny and not commenting based on any personal knowledge. We’d both much rather talk about football.”
McAfee was last seen on WWE television at WrestleMania 39, where he defeated The Miz in an impromptu match with the help of fellow NFL star George Kittle.