He’s also suing Shad White, whose office is responsible for discovering the alleged misuse of funds.
Favre claims all three men defamed him while talking about his alleged role in the welfare funds scandal in Mississippi.
He said former NFL punter, Pat McAfee, said on his podcast that he was “stealing from poor people in Mississippi.”
Pat McAfee responded to the allegation via Twitter:
Favre claims Shannon Sharpe made defamatory comments on FS1’s “Undisputed” by calling him a “sorry mofo to steal from the lowest of the low.”
Shannon Sharpe has yet to respond.
Favre claims Shad White, “shamelessly and falsely” attacked him for months “in a brazen attempt to leverage the media attention generated by Favre’s celebrity to further his own political career.”
White and his office claimed $70 million of the state’s welfare funds went elsewhere including to Favre and projects closely related to him.
Favre is standing firm on his statement back in September 2022, “I have done nothing wrong.”
A spokesperson from the State Auditor’s office made the following statement in response to the suits on Thursday (February 9):
…everything Auditor White has said about this case is true and is backed by years of audit work by the professionals at the Office of the State Auditor.