NFL legend Brett Favre and Pat McAfee have officially put an end to their feud.
According to McAfee, the legendary quarterback has withdrawn his defamation lawsuit against him, adding that there was no agreed-upon settlement or any term between both parties.
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— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 11, 2023
Favre sued McAfee, among multiple others, a couple of months ago after the former Indianapolis Colts punter made some comments about his alleged role in a welfare scandal in Mississippi, with Favre claiming that McAfee was guilty of “actual malice.”
Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today broke the news and even earned a Pulitzer Prize over this report, shedding light on the misappropriation of welfare funds in the state, with Favre allegedly being involved.
The former Green Bay Packers quarterback allegedly funneled welfare money toward a new volleyball and multi-purpose stadium at his alma mater, Southern Miss.
Also, a pharmaceutical company to which he had ties reportedly got more than $2 million in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds.
McAfee was among the countless media personalities that discussed the matter, and even though he repeatedly claimed that he had nothing but the utmost respect for Favre, he did say that he was “stealing money from people.”
Some thought Favre never actually had a strong case and expected the suit to be dropped eventually, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
It’s been a good week for McAfee overall, as he’s been rumored to be close to signing a deal with ESPN as the new partner for his famous show.
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