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Brett Favre’s Defamation Lawsuit Against Shannon Sharpe Dismissed

Oct 30, 2023

A federal judge dismissed Brett Favre’s defamation lawsuit against Shannon Sharpe on Monday, the latest case brought by Favre over comments made about his alleged links to the Mississippi welfare scandal to conclude with any money changing hands.

Favre sued Sharpe, Pat McAfee, and Mississippi State Auditor Shad White in February, alleging they made “false and defamatory statements” about Favre’s guilt related to the largest public corruption scandal in Mississippi history. McAfee said his lawsuit was resolved in May “with no settlement paid.”

U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi Keith Starrett wrote that Sharpe’s comments are protected by the First Amendment, and granted the motion to dismiss with prejudice, meaning Favre won’t be able to refile the case.

Source: Front Office Sports

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