• Sports
    National Review

    Brett Favre: It’s ‘Hard to Believe’ Derek Chauvin Intentionally Killed George Floyd

    Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre on Wednesday said he finds it “hard to believe” that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin intended to kill George Floyd during Floyd’s arrest last year. “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 on his podcast Bolling with Favre. “That being said, his actions were uncalled for,” the 20-year NFL veteran added. “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 comments came one day after a jury convicted Chauvin of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. In video of the arrest, Chauvin is seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, even after Floyd lost consciousness. The football legend waded into the heated discourse around Floyd’s death just one week after saying he wanted politics out of sports. He said last week that he believed the involvement of politics in athletics has hurt games and that he agrees with those who have decided to stop watching sports. On Wednesday, Favre defended his comments about politics and sports after receiving backlash, saying: “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 said. Meanwhile, the NFL expressed support for the verdict in the Chauvin trial in a statement on Tuesday. “Today’s outcome in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis does not undo the loss of life,” the statement read. “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.”

  • Lifestyle

    My coworker wants to sell her house as prices have skyrocketed. The co-signer on her mortgage demands 25%. Can she sell without his permission?

    ‘It seems this person is entitled to nothing, but as he was a co-signer of the loan, my friend is in a tough spot.’

  • U.S.

    Matt Gaetz Pleads For Money, And You Can Guess How People Are Responding

    "You still using Venmo?" asked one critic.

  • Celebrity
    In The Know

    Family makes ‘unsettling’ discovery after tearing out the carpet in new home: ‘[It was] covered for a reason’

    The discovery, shared to Reddit by a user named Yamaha234, is just the latest bizarre home feature to turn heads online.

  • Celebrity

    Lawyer Reveals What Derek Chauvin Wrote On His Hand Before Conviction

    The ex-Minneapolis cop apparently prepared for the possibility he'd be hauled out of court in handcuffs.

  • Health

    People Are Reporting Unexpected Side Effects After COVID-19 Vaccination—But That's Actually Normal

    A health professional holds a vial of Janssen/J&J's COVID-19 vaccine in Pamplona, Spain on April 22, 2021. Abigail, a 29-year-old from New York City who asked to use a pseudonym to preserve her privacy, knew to expect some side effects after she got her second Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in February. While scientists have not confirmed that COVID-19 vaccines can cause menstrual changes like Abigail’s, she feels confident the shot was her trigger, since she experienced something similar after a probable case of COVID-19 last spring.

  • Sports
    Idaho Statesman

    Big rig boxes in alleged DUI driver, leading to fatal pileup on I-5 in California

    The big rig driver “felt the motorist’s driving behavior was so extreme they felt obligated to stop it,” CHP officer Tom Olsen said. The driver of a second big rig, a man from Fresno County, died in the crash.