Brett Favre drops lawsuit against Pat McAfee, releases statement

Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Brett Favre has dropped his defamation lawsuit against Pat McAfee for joking about the QB’s role in alleged misappropriation of Mississippi welfare funds.

Pat McAfee is now free from Brett Favre and his defamation lawsuit.

Favre filed suit against McAfee and others in February because of comments he made about the former Packers‘ quarterback assisting in the misappropriation of welfare funds in Mississippi.

On Thursday, the popular football analyst revealed that Favre has dropped his lawsuit during the opening of his daily show.

“As I confirmed in my court papers and I repeat here, my statements expressed in comedic style were based solely on public statements and allegations,” McAfee said. “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, Brett is withdrawing his suit against me. I would much rather talk about sports than about lawsuits, so I’m glad that we have all of this behind us. We now move on.”

Favre had something similar to say on Twitter.

Brett Favre released statement after dropping Pat McAfee lawsuit

“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,” Favre tweeted.

Favre was always going to have a hard time proving defamation against McAfee. It was in his best interest to drop his lawsuit in the end. It’s clear he mostly wanted McAfee to disavow any personal knowledge about the Mississippi welfare scandal.

Meanwhile, McAfee got to make it very clear that he didn’t pay off Favre in a settlement.

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