Pat McAfee has been officially sued by Brett Favre, he revealed Monday on the latest episode of “The Pat McAfee Show.”
He opened his three-hour show by announcing that he had been officially served, noting that he received notice less than a day after arriving home in Indiana following a trip to Hawaii. He went to sleep Saturday night, and a woman presented him with the news Sunday morning with a knock at his door.
“’I am so sorry,’” McAfee recalled the woman saying. “‘I am a fan of the show. I just work for a company that was hired. These are for you.’”
McAfee also posted a tweet Saturday with a photo of the cover sheet for a “Civil Case Filing Form,” attaching a GIF that featured the caption “you got served.”
The Associated Press reported that Favre had filed lawsuits against McAfee, Fox Sports’ Shannon Sharpe and Mississippi state auditor Shad White due to alleged defamation when discussing Favre’s welfare scandal on their respective platforms — including what the lawsuit referred to as an “outrageous media campaign” by White. 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.”
McAfee, though, responded publicly to the lawsuit the next day. He took a jab at Favre in his show and said, in part, “I’ll see you in court, pal.” He also revealed the 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.
“I’m getting sued by Brett Favre,” McAfee said on the Feb. 10 episode of his show. “I’m getting sued alongside Shannon Sharpe and an auditor from Mississippi by Brett f–king Favre. Brett Favre’s suing me in a defamation lawsuit, saying I defamed his name to try to earn a profit.”