Pat McAfee is one of the most beloved personalities in the football world right now. Ever since retiring as a punter for the Indianapolis Colts, McAfee has enjoyed a career as a media superstar. He has had a few gigs with ESPN and he also hosts his very own show that airs every single day. Overall, he has built a ton of connections, and his shows are always entertaining. Moreover, he is someone who knows a lot about the game and brings an every-man quality to the media space. If you watch his show, you know exactly what we mean by that.
However, McAfee is now facing a bit of legal trouble. The source of these problems may actually surprise you. As it turns out, NFL legend Brett Favre is suing McAfee, as well as Shannon Sharpe. This all stems from commentary these men made in relation to the allegations that Brett Favre diverted welfare funds in the state of Mississippi. Favre is accusing McAfee of calling him a “thief” who steals from the poor. At this time, specific damages are unknown, although this is definitely a big deal.
Pat McAfee Speaks
With the news breaking last night, many were interested to see what McAfee would do. After all, McAfee isn’t your typical personality who will speak through a PR rep. Instead, he likes to address things head-on. Friday, that is exactly what he did as he addressed his audience and spoke at length about the entire situation. As you can imagine, Pat brought his signature humorous tone to the discussion, saying “Let’s ride this f*cker. I’m excited to see how it goes. I’ll see you in court, pal.”
No matter what, this is going to be a hard fight for McAfee. However, given the allegations against Favre, it is going to be difficult to prove defamation. Hopefully for folks like McAfee and Sharpe, they are able to navigate this incoming lawsuit correctly. Be sure to give us your thoughts on this situation, in the comments section down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sports world.