Pat McAfee is renowned as a highly talented and imaginative figure in the WWE. He has demonstrated his exceptional abilities as both a wrestler and an accomplished commentator on Friday Night SmackDown. McAfee was gone for quite a while and finally returned during the Royal Rumble. However, he has bigger things to worry about as Brett Favre recently sued him for defamation. That being said, it seems McAfee got the lawsuit moved to Federal court.
Green Bay Packers quarterback legend Brett Favre has initiated a lawsuit against Pat McAfee and Shannon Sharpe for their alleged defamatory statements concerning the Mississippi welfare fraud case in regard to Ted DiBiase and his family.
The lawsuit alleges that McAfee referred to Favre as a “thief” who was “appropriating funds intended for the disadvantaged in Mississippi.” Favre returned the $1.1 million in question, however, declined to repay the requested $228,000 in interest. He maintained his lack of knowledge regarding the origin of the funds he received.
Following Favre’s repayment, White sought an additional $5 million, alleging that Favre received $5 million from the welfare fund to construct a volleyball arena at the University of Southern Mississippi, Favre’s alma mater.
According to Pro Football Talk, the lawsuit filed in Lamar County, Mississippi was moved due to a request by McAfee from being held in state court to federal court. The legality of filing a lawsuit against out-of-state defendants is governed by federal law, which stipulates that cases filed in state court can be moved to federal court if the plaintiff is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. In the case of Brett Favre and Pat McAfee, the situation was further complicated by the fact that McAfee does not reside in Mississippi, where the lawsuit was originally filed.
As a result, McAfee’s legal team was able to successfully argue that the case should be moved to federal court, as per the provisions of the law. This decision was made easier by the fact that Favre did not list a specific demand in dollars in his lawsuit, which left the door open for McAfee’s legal team to make the argument for moving the case to federal court.
McAfee is also not sure about his WWE future amid rumors of the company getting sold. We’ll have to wait and see when Pat McAfee will make his return to WWE television as fans certainly miss him.
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