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Brett Favre Is Not Letting Suit Against Shannon Sharpe Go

Former Packers star is seeking to revive defamation lawsuit

(Newser) - Lawyers for retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre will ask a federal appeals court on Tuesday to revive a defamation lawsuit Favre filed against fellow Pro Football Hall of Fame member Shannon Sharpe, amid the backdrop of a Mississippi welfare scandal. A federal judge in Mississippi threw out the lawsuit in...

Brett Favre Files Multiple Defamation Lawsuits

Former NFL player is suing Mississippi state auditor and 2 sportscasters

(Newser) - Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre filed lawsuits Thursday in Mississippi, accusing the state auditor and two national sportscasters of defaming him in public discussions about the misspending of welfare money that was supposed to help some of the poorest people in one of the poorest states in the nation, the...

Brett Favre Wants to Be Removed From Welfare Lawsuit

Lawyer says Favre was only included to attract media attention to case

(Newser) - Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is asking to be removed from a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi that seeks to recover millions of dollars in misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the US. An attorney for Favre filed papers on Monday...

Brett Favre Denies Wrongdoing, Blames 'Unjust' Media

But media outlets are pushing back on his claims

(Newser) - Brett Favre has been silent for months on the subject of the Mississippi welfare fraud scandal swirling around him, but no longer: The NFL Hall of Fame quarterback released a lengthy statement to Fox News Digital in which he denies any wrongdoing. Favre insists he had no idea the money...

Texts Show More Alleged Bad Behavior From Brett Favre

After volleyball arena, ex-quarterback allegedly tried to get more cash for football facility

(Newser) - After Mississippi spent millions of dollars in welfare money on Brett Favre’s pet project, a volleyball arena at his alma mater where his daughter was playing, the retired NFL quarterback tried two years later to get additional cash from the state’s welfare agency for another sports facility, new...

Radio Station's Move Is Bad News for Favre

Milwaukee station puts his appearances on hold as scandal over Mississippi funds unfolds

(Newser) - Brett Favre is embroiled in a growing scandal involving the misuse of welfare funds in his native Mississippi, and it appears to be taking a tangible toll on his reputation. Front Office Sports reports that a radio station in Milwaukee has taken him off the air, at least temporarily. Good...

Favre Biographer: Don't Read My Book, 'He's a Bad Guy'

Remarks came after texts emerged showing ex-QB knew more on illegal welfare payments than claimed

(Newser) - "I love Mississippi and I would never knowingly do anything to take away from those that need it most." That was a May 2020 tweet from former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre. He was responding to accusations that he'd illegally received welfare funds from his home...

Favre Must Pay $825K Within 30 Days in Illegal Welfare Case

Miss. state auditor says ex-NFL star faces a lawsuit if he doesn't return TANF funds

(Newser) - Update: It's pay-up time for Brett Favre, unless he wants to face a civil lawsuit. That was the warning Tuesday from Mississippi State Auditor Shad White, who said in a statement that the former NFL star still owes $828,000 in illegal welfare funds and interest, per the Mississippi ...

Brett Favre to Repay $1.1M in Welfare Scandal

Former NFL quarterback got ensnared in embezzlement scandal

(Newser) - Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is repaying $1.1 million in welfare money that he received for multiple speeches where he did not show up, the Mississippi state auditor said Wednesday. Auditor Shad White said his office received $500,000 from Favre on Wednesday, plus a commitment that Favre will...

Anti-Semitic Group Tricks Brett Favre Into Making Video

Former QB says he's 'sickened' by the stunt

(Newser) - Brett Favre collected $500 for making a short video in which he thought he was expressing support for a veterans group. Turns out, the former star quarterback had been tricked into expressing support for white supremacists, reports USA Today . Celebs Andy Dick and Soulja appear to have fallen for the...

Brett Favre: I've Had 'Scary' Loss of Memory

So, no, he won't be coming out of retirement to play again

(Newser) - One of the hot sports rumors this week was that the St. Louis Rams were interested in luring Brett Favre out of retirement to play QB again. Just how serious they were remains in dispute, reports CBS Chicago , but Favre insists he'd never go back. One self-described "scary"...

Miss. Judge Quashes Barbour Pardons

Blocks release of 21 still in prison, orders 5 more in for hearing

(Newser) - So much for Haley Barbour's grand pardons: A Mississippi judge has put the kibosh on some of the former governor's last-minute spate of 200 pardons, blocking the release of 21 inmates still imprisoned and hauling in five more who had been released for hearings. The ruling came hours...

Jenn Sterger: 'I'm Not a Gold-Digger'

She hasn't 'made a dime' from Brett Favre scandal

(Newser) - Jenn Sterger, the former New York Jets employee who accused Brett Favre of sending her racy text messages , has something to say: She's "not a gold-digger." "I haven't made a dime off anything in this whole situation," she tells ABC News in an interview airing on...

Third Masseuse: Favre Texted Me, Too

She says he wanted her to touch him...

(Newser) - Brett Favre apparently really liked those masseuses : A third masseuse (and fourth woman) has come out of the woodwork claiming the ( former? ) NFL quarterback sent her lewd text messages. Stephanie Dusenberry, who worked with the Minnesota Vikings while Favre was with them, tells Deadspin (via, initially, a typo-laden...

Brett Favre Files for Retirement From NFL

Quarterback might really, really, really be done this time

(Newser) - Brett Favre is making it official, again: The 41-year-old quarterback has filed retirement paperwork with the NFL, Fox Sports reports. He's unretired more than most people send racy photos to massage therapists, but the third time might just be the charm: Favre has consistently said 2010 would be his last...

Brett Favre's Sister Busted in Meth Lab Raid

Brandi Favre charged after active meth lab found in condo bathroom

(Newser) - Apparently Brett Favre isn’t the only member of his family who can get himself embroiled in scandals : Now his younger sister, Brandi, has been arrested. The 34-year-old was nabbed yesterday during a raid on a suspected meth lab in Mississippi, at a condominium less than 10 miles from where...

Let's Get Brett Favre's Retirement in Writing
Let's Get Brett Favre's Retirement in Writing

Let's Get Brett Favre's Retirement in Writing

In fact, let's make him 'double pinky-swear,' writes Jason Gay

(Newser) - Enough is enough: It’s time to get Brett Favre’s retirement in writing. In the Wall Street Journal , Jason Gay offers up a sample contract. A few humorous highlights:
  • It starts: "I, Brett Lorenzo Favre, do hereby formally declare my official retirement from the National Football League."

Brett Favre Slapped With Sex Harassment Suits

Seems Jenn Sterger might not have been only object of his affections

(Newser) - Brett Favre may have retired yet again, but he might want to get out of Dodge: The former quarterback has been hit with two sex harassment suits, both by former Jets' massage therapists who aren't named Jenn Sterger. Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Toole both allege that Favre came onto them,...

Brett Favre Retires Yet Again
Brett Favre Retires
Yet Again

Brett Favre Retires Yet Again

Promises, promises...

(Newser) - Is this even news anymore? In what’s begun to feel a little like a tradition, Brett Favre announced that he was retiring after his team’s final game of the season last night—and this time, he means it! “I know it’s time, and that’s OK....

NFL to Fine Brett Favre in Sterger Fiasco
NFL Fines Brett Favre
$50K in Sterger Fiasco

NFL Fines Brett Favre $50K in Sterger Fiasco

But he won't be suspended

(Newser) - Roger Goodell fined Brett Favre $50,000 today—but did not suspend him—over the naughty texts he allegedly sent Jenn Sterger, reports Fox Sports . The punishment is for failing to cooperate with the NFL's investigation, not for any actions toward Sterger. Her camp had pressed the league to punish...

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