Last month, Shannon Sharpe and Pat McAfee were officially sued by Brett Favre due to alleged defamation when discussing Favre’s welfare scandal on their respective platforms.
The lawsuit against McAfee alleges the former All-Pro punter had used “outrageous falsehoods” against Favre, such as calling the 53-year-old a “thief” and someone “stealing from poor people in Mississippi.”
Things have been quiet lately, but it got loud this week when Brett Favre’s lawyer, Eric Herschmann, stated this his client Brett Favre, has a “slam dunk” case against Pat McAfee and Shannon Sharpe for defamation.
“We think it’s a slam dunk,” Herschmann told The Daily Wire, via The Daily Mail.
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Herschmann also spoke on how defendants have handled the case.
“Shannon Sharpe, since he’d been sued, has been quiet,” Herschmann said. “Pat McAfee keeps talking about it. In all of my years as an attorney and being a prosecutor previously, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a defendant build a case against themselves.
“His defense was, ‘Oh, I threw in the word “allegedly”‘ but two things is; the things that we cite, he didn’t throw in the world ‘allegedly,’ and secondly if he did any research or had a lawyer looking, that’s not really a defense.”
Sharpe has not spoken one word of the lawsuit, unlike McAfee. He tweeted a photo of the cover sheet for a “Civil Case Filing Form,” attaching a GIF that featured the caption “you got served.” He also revealed demands from Favre’s legal team, which allegedly included erasing libraries of YouTube videos and social media posts that mentioned the Hall of Fame quarterback while issuing a public apology. Of course, he declined to do it all.
Despite what he thinks, the case will still need to be played out in court.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.