Skip to comments.Is Brett Favre's Cochran Endorsement Political Payback to Haley Barbour for Brother's Pardon?
Posted on 06/19/2014 12:00:09 PM PDT by upbeat5
JACKSON, Mississippi NFL legend Brett Favre has endorsed the re-election of Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), cutting a television ad for the six-term incumbent days ahead of a runoff election against Tea Party-backed state senator Chris McDaniel.
Ive learned through football that strong leadership makes the difference between winning and losing. And when it comes to our states future, trust me: Mississippi can win and win big with Thad Cochran as our strong voice in Washington, Favre says in the ad. Thad Cochran always delivers, just like he did during Katrina.
But a drunk-driving accident involving Favre's brother and the death of one of their friends raises questions about whether the unusual endorsement is political payback to former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who is strongly backing Cochran.
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Strong leadership from Thad Cochran?
What a joke, the guy can’t even remember what he ate for breakfast that day.
Need your pic here.
Can we all use the common sense that God gave us to see that Thad Cochran is senile, and not fit to serve office.
Why anyone would vote for Cochran after this endorsement is beyond me. It proves Favre supports cronyism. It is a payback, indeed.
Brett Favre’s Brother Scott Pardoned on Manslaughter Chargers by Governor
By Ryan Rudnansky , Senior Writer Jan 11, 2012
Brett Favre’s brother, Scott, was pardoned by Mississippi governor Republican Haley Barbour in his last day of office on Tuesday, one of nearly 200 people pardoned.
Scott spent a year under house arrest and two years on probation for a drunk driving crash in 1996 that killed his best friend.
Scott had already been cleared of his charges after driving in front of a train in Pass Christian in 1996.
Most people had never even heard of Scott’s charges before he was pardoned on Tuesday. It shows yet another legal incident in Brett Favre’s life after his sister, Brandi, was arrested in a raid of a suspected meth lab in January 2011. Brandi is facing charges of manufacturing meth, possession of a controlled substance, transferring a controlled substance and generation of hazardous waste.
It sure is a winnowing process because I used to have a favorable impression of Haley Barbour.
Anyway, I sure hope that Chris McDaniel wins on Tuesday.
Who cares what someone who exposes himself thinks
Favre Family Dysfunction: Sister Brandi's Arrest Adds to Brett's Troubles
After his sister's arrest on methamphetamine-related charges, Brett Favre may well be thinking, "With family like this, who needs enemies?"
After all, it's not Brandi Favre's first brush with the law, nor is she the only family member to get into trouble. What's more, the timing of his sister's arrest couldn't be worse. Favre, the veteran quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, was recently slapped with a sexual harassment lawsuit by two female massage therapists.
"Trouble never seems to be far away," Favre told Playboy in 1997, a year after the NFL put him on probation for addiction to the painkiller Vicodin and his older brother Scott was sent to prison for a probation violation on a DUI charge.
A former Miss Teen Mississippi, Brandi first tangled with the law in 1996 when she was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon during a drive-by shooting near a motel in Louisiana. No one was injured in the shooting and Brandi, then 20, completed a diversion program to remove the arrest from her record.
Only that wasn't the end of Brandi's troubles with the law. In 1999, when she was 23, Brandi was arrested for felony shoplifting, along with two other women, including her sister-in-law Rhonda Doyle Favre, who is married to Brandi and Brett's brother Jeff.
The women were accused of stealing 19 items, including clothing and Godiva chocolate, from a department store in Biloxi, Miss.
Favre’s brother, Scott, back in jail
May 27, 1997
Bay St. Louis, Miss. — Scott Favre, the older brother of two-time NFL most valuable player Brett Favre, could be sent to prison if it is determined he violated his house arrest, authorities say.
Scott Favre, who is on probation and serving one year under house arrest for felony driving under the influence of intoxicants, was arrested Monday for driving without a license, they said.
“According to his father and mother he was going fishing, now whether he had permission to fish ... I don’t know,” Hancock County Sheriff Ronnie Peterson said.
“I don’t know the rules and regulations they put on him,” Peterson said Monday. “Our part in it was to arrest him because he was driving on a suspended driver’s license.”
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Scott Favre on Monday in Diamondhead during a routine traffic stop.
Favre was being held without bond Tuesday at the county jail, pending a probation hearing.
Circuit Judge Robert Walker, who sentenced Favre, said he will ask Favre’s probation officer to investigate the arrest.
If the Corrections Department finds Favre did violate house arrest, Walker said he will sign an order to transfer Favre to the state penitentiary at Parchman.
Favre was sentenced in March to 15 years with a 14-year suspension and one-year house arrest.
The sentence came after Favre pleaded guilty to causing the death of a friend because he was drinking and driving.
Mark Haverty was killed early July 20, 1996. Favre said he and Haverty had been drinking and gambling at several casinos before the two headed to a nearby lounge. Favre said he did not stop at the CSX railroad tracks and the vehicle he was driving was hit by a train.
SO DAMN OBVIOUS! McDaniel should hammer this in an ad “Barbor releases felons to help his political stooges into office by calling in favors”
Great endorsement from a family man who sent naked pictures to Jenn Sterger, a sports reporter who was employed by the New York Jets when Favre played there.
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