Now we know why Brett trimmed his beard. It all makes sense now.
Brett Favre couldn’t pick a better time to get into endorsing political candidates. According to New York magazine, this Senator Thad Cochran dude is in a big political fight to save his seat from a Tea Party candidate.
Thad also made news last week for dropping a bestiality joke.
And….there is some question as to if this Favre endorsement is political payback.
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.
In 1996, Favre’s brother Scott Favre was driving drunk on his way home and stopped on railroad tracks. A 49-car freight train crashed into the vehicle, and Brett’s close friend Mark Haverty, a passenger in the car, was killed. Police determined Scott Favre had a .23 blood alcohol content level—more than twice the legal limit. Shortly thereafter, Scott Favre was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Fourteen years were suspended, with one year of house arrest.
Thad Cochran is a 42-year incumbent. Chew on that.