Attorneys for Brett Favre made a huge move on Friday when they issued a lengthy response to accusations that he had misused state monies intended for impoverished families in Mississippi for the building of a cutting-edge volleyball facility at the University of Southern Mississippi, where his daughter played.
According to CNN, Favre’s lawyer Eric Hirschmann “filed the denial of allegations in response to a civil complaint brought by the Mississippi Department of Human Services and asked that the court ‘deny the relief requested by MDHS’ and dismiss the complaint in its entirety, as well as award Favre attorneys’ fees and costs.”
The denial has 21 defenses that question the overall basis of the allegations. They claim Favre acted in good faith and that “If there was a civil conspiracy in MDHS complaint, MDHS was a co-conspirator.”
For the proper use of monies from temporary help for needy families and his denial of the accusations made by MDHS, Favre’s attorneys cited the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 as well as other Mississippi and federal laws.
Hirschmann also states that the Packers legend “lacks knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth of the allegations.”
This is hardly the first time that Brett Favre has been accused of wrongdoing.
One notable case was in 2011 when two massage therapists filed a lawsuit against him, claiming he sexually harassed them during massage sessions while he was playing for the New York Jets in 2008. Favre denied the allegations, but eventually settled the case for $1.1 million. The incident caused a lot of controversy and damaged Favre’s reputation, but he continued to be involved in charitable work and remained a popular figure in the world of sports.
That was until this most recent case in Mississippi.
In the meantime, Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe followed the lead of Pat McAfee as his lawyers filed a motion to dismiss Brett Favre’s defamation lawsuit against him.
Favre filed defamation lawsuits against Sharpe, McAfee, and Mississippi state auditor Shad White in February.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.