NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is facing another court action.
Pat McAfee's lawyers want Favre's slander case against their client dismissed.
On The Pat McAfee Show, McAfee said Favre "tied the hands of poor people" and "took money right out of their pockets" in the Mississippi welfare scandal.
McAfee also compared Favre to the Sticky Bandits, the inept burglars from Home Alone.
Favre sued McAfee for not retracting.
“As a public figure bringing suit against a media defendant for reporting on matters of public concern, which are subject of official proceedings
and detailed at length in public records, Favre cannot state a claim for defamation upon which relief can be granted,” McAfee attorneys said.
The lawyers said McAfee used hyperbole in his trademark "unconventional and humorous reporting on hot topics in sports."
“No reasonable listener would have interpreted his comments as actual statements of fact about Favre,” they said.
“A verbatim recitation of these facts...would have produced no different effect on the minds of The Show’s listeners than McAfee’s hyperbolic rhetoric.”