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Pat McAfee Announces Brett Favre Dropped Lawsuit Against Him



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The legal battle between Pat McAfee and Brett Favre appears to be over. The media mogul confirmed reports that Favre has decided to withdraw his lawsuit against him in a video posted on Twitter.

In this video, McAfee reiterated statements he apparently expressed to Favre’s lawyers. It appears as if McAfee clarifying that his initial comments about Favre on his show were made in a comedic manner and based off information put out to the public by others.

“As 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 any case involving Brett in Mississippi,” said McAfee. The former WVU kicker and NFL punter then pivoted to state that he wishes to get back to talking about sports. This was met by a chant of “SPORTS” by the rest of the crew of his show.

McAfee recorded this video from home and appeared virtually on the Thursday edition of his show to promote this video statement. The 36-year-old is taking some time away after the recent birth of his daughter.

Former Mountaineer Pat McAfee, Wife Samantha Welcome Baby Girl

Favre filed a lawsuit against McAfee in Lamar County, Mississippi after McAfee ripped the Pro Football Hall of Famer for his alleged involvement in the ongoing Mississippi welfare scandal.

The accusations against the legendary quarterback states that the Mississippi Community Education Center (MCEC) paid Favre $1.1 million out of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) fund in return for a public service announcement campaign that never occurred. Favre later repaid the amount, and is not facing any criminal charges in the scandal. Favre also allegedly diverted several million dollars more of welfare funds into building a new volleyball facility at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he played football and his daughter played volleyball at the time.

McAfee has never been one to hold back, and he criticized Favre for his alleged involvement in the scam. Favre’s lawsuit cited statements by McAfee claiming that Favre was a ‘thief…stealing from poor people in Mississippi,’ calling those statements defamatory and ‘outrageous falsehoods.’

McAfee filed a Notice of Removal on Friday, March 24 to have the case removed from the Lamar County Circuit Court to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

It now appears as if no further legal measures will be necessary from Favre or McAfee and they can both move on with their lives away from each other.

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