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According to multiple media reports, Brett Favre’s legal team was back in court on Tuesday, trying to convince the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans to reinstate the former quarterback’s defamation lawsuit against Shannon Sharpe. The case was dismissed by a federal judge in Jackson, Mississippi, in October. The dispute centers on comments Sharpe made on Fox Sports’ “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” in September 2022. At the time, Favre was at the center of an alleged corruption scandal in the Mississippi state welfare system. Among other things, Sharpe said Favre “took from the underserved,” he “stole money from people who really needed that money,” and, “The problem I have with this situation is that you have to be a pathetic chump to steal from the very lowest of the low.” The lower court ruled that Sharpe’s remarks were “rhetorical exaggerations” and “loose, figurative language.” Favre’s lawyers argue that the comments amount to “punishable defamation.” Favre was never charged with a crime, but the state of Mississippi still has a lawsuit pending against him and others involved in the welfare scandal. State officials claim he received more than $1 million for scheduled speaking engagements that he failed to attend. He has paid back the money but is being pursued for interest. Sharpe has since left Fox Sports and now works for ESPN. – Field Level Media