Brett Favre is back in the news – well kind of.
His brother, Earnest Scott Favre, according to a press release from the Associated Press this morning, has been pardoned by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.
The pardon means that Favre’s record will be cleared.
You might remember that Favre’s brother pleaded guilty in 1997 and was sentenced to a year of house arrest followed by two years’ probation in the death of his best friend, Mark Haverty.
Haverty was killed when Favre drove in front of and was hit by a train in Pass Christian while driving drunk. The accident took place in 1996. That was right in the middle of Favre’s magical run on the football field with the Packers when he led his team to two straight Super Bowl, a title in Super Bowl XXXI, and the winning of three straight MVP titles.
It was also the start of a series of unfortunate circumstances for Favre – his wife having cancer, his father dying and other family issues that plagued him for years. Despite all that, of course, Favre continued playing with the Packers through the 2007 season … but everyone knows the history about him …