Brett Favre is now speaking out on the trial of Derek Chauvin after a jury found him guilty of killing George Floyd in May 2020.
The legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback spoke about Chauvin on his Bolling With Favre podcast on Wednesday and said that it’s “hard to believe” Chauvin intended to kill Floyd.
“I find it hard to believe – and I’m not defending Derek Chauvin in any way – I find it hard to believe, first of all, that he intentionally meant to kill George Floyd,” Favre said per TMZ. “That being said, his actions were uncalled for. I don’t care what color the person is on the street. You do not … I don’t know what led to that video that we saw where his knee is on his neck, but the man had thrown in the towel. It was just uncalled for.”
Former NFL wide receiver Torrey Smith wrote on Twitter to “don’t ask [Brett Favre] s—” about anything other than playing quarterback.
Former NFL defensive back Ryan Clark responded to the Tweet by saying: “Man, don’t even ask him about them either. Especially if they don’t look like him.”
Chauvin is facing up to 40 years in prison after being found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He is facing up to 40 years in prison.