The Gunslinger is back at it.
Brett Favre, the former NFL quarterback, is confident that he will not face criminal charges in connection with the Mississippi welfare scandal.
However, he is currently involved in a civil case related to the matter.
Favre’s lawyers have recently announced that he will not assert his Fifth Amendment rights during his testimony in the civil suit.
Via Front Office Sports:
But there was a new wrinkle in the latest filing as part of a Mississippi civil case where Favre is among more than 40 defendants: Favre “does not intend to invoke the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination” in the case.
“Favre is playing a very dangerous game,” Matt Tympanick, a veteran federal criminal defense attorney, told Front Office Sports. “Though his statements made during these proceedings cannot come as direct evidence in a potential criminal case, they could come as impeachment evidence if Favre were to take the stand.”
This decision was made in response to three other defendants’ attempt to halt the civil case until the outcome of their criminal cases is determined.
Favre’s lawyers argue that a delay in the civil case would impede his chance to clear his name in a timely manner.
Nevertheless, Favre faces a challenging situation, as any statements he makes during the civil proceedings could potentially be used against him in a criminal investigation and may also trigger an inquiry into his honesty while under oath.