NFL legend Brett Favre doesn’t think convicted murderer Derek Chauvin “intentionally meant to kill George Floyd.”
After former Minneapolis cop, Chauvin was found guilty of all three murder charges stemming from George Floyd’s May 2020 death, the football icon took to his podcast “Bolling With Favre” to discuss the verdict.
“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 said
Though he did not support Chauvin’s aggressive handling of Floyd. “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,” he remarked. “It was just uncalled for.”
Floyd’s younger brother, Philonise, believes the criticism against the Las Vegas Raiders is uncalled for as well. After the verdict came in, the official Raiders Twitter account posted, “I CAN BREATHE 4-20-21.”
The tweet was widely panned, with internet critics calling for the post to be removed. Team owner Mark Davis refused to take down the tweet, saying that it was his idea and the wording came from Philonise’s comment after the conviction was announced: “Today, we are able to breathe again.”
Davis clearly has the support of the younger Floyd, who released a statement to address the critical backlash against the tweet.
“On behalf of our family, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Las Vegas Raiders organization and its leadership for their support of our family and for our nation’s ongoing pursuit of justice and equality for all,” Philonise Floyd commented.