Pat McAfee announced via Twitter on Friday that he has filed for dismissal Brett Favre defamation lawsuit against McAfee.
Favre filed complaints against Mississippi State Auditor Chad White, Fox Sports Personality Shannon Sharpe and McAfee over Favre’s alleged involvement in a $77 million welfare fraud case.
The former NFL player turned podcast host said Favre’s suit was “a joke. Fugazi. Rib.”
As you read the publicly available filings in the lawsuit against Favre, all the articles (from basically every news source that has ever existed), the evidence, and the damning facts of the very sad welfare fraud scandal in Mississippi (there are still new things being introduced and revealed weekly). ), a “defamation” lawsuit from a public figure in sports, which is in the midst of it all against a comedy sports show, looks like a bit of a banana… That’s because.. Ba-na-na-s,” he said in his tweet.
“Because I had to learn more about all of this…and try it from that angle. I knew that historically, this would go down as a marked attack on the First Amendment and on comic relief as a whole in our society. I have faith that the federal judge assigned to this case He will see this for what it is, an attempt by a public figure to silence people from talking about their alleged heinous transgressions. This is not how America works…or is supposed to work, at least.”
In February, McAfee disputed the defamation of Favre.
“There is one word I think was said, on this particular program, if you were to watch the whole thing, and that would be ‘alleged,’” he said at the time. “Our job is to report the news… We owe it to the sports media world for our coverage of it. We take our job very seriously as journalists.”
Instead of continuing to fight it out on the court, McAfee challenged the Hall of Fame quarterback to donate to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation in Mississippi.
“Let’s help the next generation of Mississippians together. Let’s give some support to the citizens of your state who might need it a little bit, and let’s make something positive out of this sad clown show.” defamation lawsuit without any advantage.”
Favre received $1.1 million during a fundraiser, which he reportedly gave to the University of Southern Mississippi to help build a volleyball center. Favre returned the $1.1 million but has yet to pay the interest. This is why the state is suing him.
Favre denied knowing that the money intended for care recipients was Go to university or him.
Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.