Pat McAfee simply cannot lose.
Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre has reportedly dropped his defamation suit against the retired NFL punter turned podcaster.
McAfee announced Thursday on his show that Favre has withdrawn the suit, adding that there was no agreed-upon financial settlement between the two:
Favre sued McAfee, Shannon Sharpe, and others in February over comments made about him and his alleged role in a wide-ranging welfare scandal in Mississippi.
Favre accused Auditor Shad White, Sharpe, and McAfee 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.
In a separate lawsuit against former NFL player Shannon Sharpe, Favre said Sharpe made “egregiously false” statements about him on the Fox Sports talk show “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed,” including that Favre “stole money from people that really needed money.”
Favre said McAfee had used “outrageous falsehoods” that included calling Favre a “thief” who was “stealing from poor people in Mississippi.”
It should be noted that Favre is not facing criminal charges in the Mississippi welfare scandal, but he is among more than three dozen people or businesses the state is suing to try to recover misspent money through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
There is no word on if Sharpe has gotten his lawsuit dropped. If so, he is unlikely to speak on it like McAfee because he hasn’t mentioned it once since it happened.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.