Despite not having played football in seven years, former NFL quarterback Brett Favre remains a sought-after pitchman. Most recently, he's appeared in commercials for Wrangler or Copper Fit. A few years ago, he also served as the spokesman for a social media company called Sqor.
An investor is now suing Sqor—and Favre—for more than $16.75 million for misrepresenting the company's reach and user base. Callais Capital Management claims Sqor "negligently and/or fraudulently misrepresented" facts in its pitch to the investment firm.
Gossip publication The Blast has obtained court documents that show Favre has denied any wrongdoing in the incident.
According to the documents, Favre and his co-defendants claim they cannot be held responsible for "statements that amount to puffery—generalized, positive statements about the company’s competitive strengths, experienced management, and future prospects."
Favre says he had no control over any of the statements Sqor made in its pitch, and his role is simply that of a featured athlete and face of its promotions.
Favre and the defendants are hoping to have the yet-to-be-ruled-on case dismissed.
Favre has also previously endorsed a host of companies including Nike, Remington, Prilosec, and MasterCard. The 20-year NFL veteran spent the bulk of his career with the Green Bay Packers, and led them to a Super Bowl win. He was a three-time MVP and wrapped up his career with the Minnesota Vikings.
Favre holds a number of NFL records, including most completions in a career and most consecutive starts by a player.