Pat McAfee doesn’t show up in WWE much anymore, but he certainly commands a lot of attention whenever his name comes up. Now, a lawsuit involving Brett Favre is actually going to a higher level of court, which could keep McAfee even busier.
In February of this year, Brett Favre filed a lawsuit against Pat McAfee. The lawsuit was filed due to comments made by McAfee on his podcast where he discussed Favre’s welfare fund legal troubles. Specifically, accusations that Favre was stealing money meant for the poor.
Now, the lawsuit has been moved from state to federal court at the request of McAfee. Since Brett Favre is a resident of Mississippi, where the lawsuit was originally filed, and McAfee is not, McAfee was given the option to move the case to federal court to ensure there was no bias towards the Mississippi native. Although there is no trial date set, it is predicted that the entire process will take quite some time.
In case you didn’t know, Brett Favre is currently involved in a welfare fund scandal in Mississippi, which has also implicated Ted DiBiase Jr. Favre is accused of asking the then-governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, to fund a volleyball facility at the University of Southern Mississippi where his daughter attends school. This is when Favre allegedly asked the founder of a Mississippi non-profit that helped facilitate the transaction if the media would know where the money came from and how much it would be. It is believed that he was told that no one would find out, and the deal went ahead.
Ted DiBiase Jr. was found to be involved in Mississippi’s largest welfare embezzlement scam in the state’s history and is facing numerous serious charges. The son of The Million Dollar Man pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
We’ll have to see how this situation pans out. Obviously, there is a lot more to unpack when considering the largest welfare scam in Mississippi state history. Ted DiBiase Jr is already going to pay the price for his involvement. Only time will tell if Brett Favre sees any repercussions for this situation, but he will see his day in court against Pat McAfee.
What’s your take on Brett Favre suing Pat McAfee? Is it okay to silence people like this? Sound off in the comments!