Brett Favre says it’s ‘hard to believe’ Chauvin intentionally killed George Floyd
Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre said it was “hard to believe” former police officer Derek Chauvin intentionally killed George Floyd.
“I find it hard to believe — and I’m not defending Derek Chauvin in any way — I find it hard to believe, first of all, that he intentionally meant to kill George Floyd,” Favre stated Wednesday during an episode of the Bolling With Favre podcast.
“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,… It was just uncalled for,” he continued.
The former quarterback also discussed the public reaction to him, saying he would like politics to be removed from sports last week, for which he received heavy backlash.
“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 explained.
Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday for charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of the 46-year-old Floyd. Despite the guilty verdict, protests and riots persisted throughout the week in cities across the country under the banner of the Black Lives Matter movement.