Sunday, October 2, 2022

Eagles Star Sounds Out on ‘Sleazeball’ Former MVP Quarterback

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Philadelphia Eagles star cornerback Darius Slay co-signed former Packers, Vikings and Jets quarterback Brett Favre this week, just days before his dominant appearance on Monday Night Football, by Shannon Sharpe.

Slay retweeted the clip from Fox Sports’ Skip & Shannon: Undisputed, in which Sharpe called Favre a “sorry mofo” for stealing “from the underserved,” alluding to the approximately $1.1 million that Favre has received no-show speech appearances drawn from federal funds earmarked for needy Mississippi residents. Part of this money was paid back. That’s all according to the Mississippi State Examiner, The Associated Press reports.

Favre denied the allegations in a Facebook post on October 29, 2021.

The story resurfaced in the news on September 14 following the release of text messages sent from Favre’s phone while he was arranging the payments. The news came to light in a lawsuit filed by the state of Mississippi against several defendants, including Favre, according to USA Today.

Sharpe went on to call out a racist double standard, citing the lack of criticism and attention Favre’s public court misdeeds had received, comparing it to the scrutiny that former Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens has pursued for years.

Slay’s retweet added his own two cents: “Big damn facts…. TO would have been called all sorts of S***.

In addition to receiving $1.1 million for no-show speeches, Favre also raised $5 million for a new volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi, which benefited the team his daughter played on.

“When blacks and browns cheat the government, they are obsessed. You get an EBT card, you get WIC, or you get stuff like that, boy, they’ll move heaven and earth to try and put you in jail for a mere 400 little bucks,” Sharpe said. “Now this finished man cost a million dollars, and they’re sitting around and they’re like, ‘Well, you know it happened, and we’ll see.'”

Sharpe hasn’t beaten Favre, going through his track record of scandal and controversy and concluding: “He’s been a slob for a very, very long time, he’s shady.”

Slay wasn’t afraid to use his social media platform to raise awareness of the issue, and his retweet drew mostly positive responses from fans.

Slay had a massive on-field matchup against one of Favre’s former teams in Week 2 as he was set to face arguably the best receiver in the league in Justin Jefferson of the Vikings.

Slay didn’t disappoint by twice defeating Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins ​​while knocking out Jefferson on his way to NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

At least one or two of those pass break-ups also nearly turned into interceptions.

It will be interesting to see if teams try to avoid throwing at Slay in the coming weeks after he proved that one of the league’s best offensive weapons can’t beat him – and made the Vikings pay for it to test.

It’s early in the NFL season, but the Eagles are now one of just three remaining undefeated players in the NFC, the others being division rivals Giants and the Buccaneers. All three teams are 2-0.

The Eagles have quickly gone from a Dark Horse Super Bowl contender with quarterback Jalen Hurts, a sleeper pick for MVP, to a frontrunner with a legitimate MVP candidate.

That transition began late in the preseason, and the Eagles’ 38-35 win in Week 1 in Detroit left some questions, particularly on defense. After things got dominantly flipped at the national level in Week 2, it’s no longer a question of what the Eagles are capable of, but whether or not they can maintain that level of play.

If they’re able to keep it going at this level, they’ll undoubtedly be among the few best teams in the league.

It’s early in the NFL season, but the Eagles are now one of just three remaining undefeated players in the NFC, the others being division rivals Giants and the Buccaneers. All three teams are 2-0.

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