Derek Chauvin Verdict: Brett Favre Says ‘Hard to Believe’ Chauvin Intentionally Killed George Floyd

NFL Hall of Popularity member Brett Favre searches throughout fall practice at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., August 8, 2018. (Ken Ruinard/Anderson Independent Mail through U.S.A. TODAY NETWORK)

Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre on Wednesday stated he discovers it “hard to believe” that previous Minneapolis law enforcement officer Derek Chauvin planned to eliminate George Floyd throughout Floyd’s arrest in 2015.

“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 on his podcast Bolling with Favre

“That being said, his actions were uncalled for,” the 20-year NFL veteran included. “I don’t care what color the person is on the street. 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.”

Favre’s remarks came one day after a jury founded guilty Chauvin of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree murder.

In video of the arrest, Chauvin is seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes, even after Floyd passed out.

The football legend waded into the heated discourse around Floyd’s death simply one week after stating he desired politics out of sports. He stated recently that he thought the participation of politics in sports has actually harmed video games which he concurs with those who have actually chosen to stop viewing sports.

On Wednesday, Favre safeguarded his remarks about politics and sports after getting reaction, stating: “I just gave my opinion. I’m certainly not a racist in spite of what some people might think, and you know, I’m for unity and I just feel like there’s a better way to unify our country.”

“That being said, there’s a lot of things that need to stop.” Favre stated. 

On The Other Hand, the NFL revealed assistance for the decision in the Chauvin trial in a declaration on Tuesday.

“Today’s outcome in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis does not undo the loss of life,” the declaration checked out. “Mr. George Floyd should be here with us today. Our hearts remain with the Floyd Family, and we understand the pain, anger and frustration does not go away even when justice is delivered.”

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.