Brett Favre Biographer: Don’t Buy My Book

Brett Favre, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has established a reputation on the field as a sharpshooter willing to take risks. In October 2016, Jeff Pearlman, highly respected sports journalist and New York Times best-selling author, published his book on Favre titled: “Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre”.

Now Pearlman has some advice for people considering buying the book:

Don’t.

Favre, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was reportedly questioned by the FBI about an alleged social scandal involving a new volleyball center at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Earlier this week, reports surfaced claiming texts allegedly showed Favre worked with then-Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, among others, to embezzle at least $5 million from welfare from the state to help build a volleyball center in southern Mississippi. At the time, Favre’s daughter was playing sports at school.

Favre played in South Mississippi from 1987 to 1990. He then played in the NFL for the Packers and Vikings and is widely considered one of the greatest QBs in NFL history.

According to an ESPN story, Favre’s attorney, Bud Holmes, denied that the former quarterback knowingly received social funds in connection with the alleged scam.

“Brett Favre has been honorable throughout this case,” Holmes told Mississippi Today this week.

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