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Brett Favre Sues Shannon Sharpe For Saying He Was Stealing From The Poor

by Black America Web

Former NFL quarterback and Hall of Famer, Brett Farve filed defamation lawsuits against multiple people who called him out for his involvement in the Mississippi welfare scandal.

One of the individuals named in the suit is sports commentator and former NFL tight end, Shannon Sharpe.

According to the suit, Farve is accusing Sharpe of publishing defamatory statements of purported fact, referring specifically to Favre, by name, on an episode of his television show, Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.

During the episode of Undisputed, Shannon said Farve was “taking from the underserved [in Mississippi]” and “[Farve’ stole money from the people that really needed that money.”

Farve also filed defamation suits against sports commentator and former college kicker, Pat McAfee as well as Shad White, the State Auditor who revealed that Farve was linked to the alleged fraud scheme. According to the suit, “Shad White, the State Auditor of Mississippi, has carried out an outrageous media campaign of malicious and false accusations against Brett Favre — the Hall of Fame quarterback and native son of Mississippi — in a brazen attempt to leverage the media attention generated by Favre’s celebrity to further his own political career.”

But White and his media relations team say everything White said about Farve was true and believe the facts support that claim.

“Everything Auditor White has said about this case is true and is backed by years of audit work by the professionals at the Office of the State Auditor, said media relations director Fletcher Freeman.

“He’s also claimed the auditors are liars despite clear documentary evidence showing he benefitted from misspent funds. Instead of paying New York litigators to try this case, he’d be better off fully repaying the amount of welfare funds he owes the state.”

Brett Favre is still looking to distance himself from his welfare fraud scandal in which $70 million in Temporary…

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