Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre gave his prospective Wednesday on Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction. While he didn’t agree with the actions by the former Minneapolis cop, he said he believes George Floyd’s murder was unintentional on the ‘Bolling with Favre’ podcast.
“I find it hard to believe— first of all— that he intentionally meant to kill George Floyd. That being said, his actions were uncalled for. I don’t care what color the person is on the street. You do not. …I don’t know what led to that video that we saw where his knee is on his neck but the man had thrown in the towel.” -Brett Favre
Favre, who spent the final two years of his NFL career in Minnesota, went on to say what happened in front of the Minneapolis convenience store last May was “uncalled for.”
The 51-year-old Hall of Fame passer also reaffirmed his comments from last week when he said politics need to be left out of sports. Favre was a staunch supporter of Donald Trump during his 2020 presidential campaign and used his affiliation with the NFL to endorse the GOP candidate.
“I just gave my opinion. I’m certainly not a racist, despite what people think. I’m for unity. I just feel like there’s a better way to unify our country,” Favre said.