Brett Favre: 'Hard to Believe' Derek Chauvin Meant to Kill George Floyd
'That being said, his actions were uncalled for'
Iconic NFL Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre said it was hard to believe former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin intended to kill George Floyd.
During his “Bolling with Favre” podcast, the Hall of Fame quarterback said that, though he was not defending Chauvin, the video didn’t make the killing look intentional to him.
“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,” said Mr. Favre, who played for the Minnesota Vikings among other teams during his lengthy career.
“That being said, his actions were uncalled for.
"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.”
Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's for over nine minutes.
Last year, Neon Nettle reported:
"Lawyers representing the four Minneapolis cops involved in Floyd's infamous arrest claimed bodycam footage showed the deceased taking a fatal overdose of drugs as he was arrested."
After Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges of murder and manslaughter, he was taken to maximum security prison and placed on suicide watch.
As the verdict was read out on Tuesday in the Hennepin County courtroom, Chauvin looked on with no visible emotion.
Jurors had spent three weeks listening to testimony about the day Floyd died during an arrest on May 25, 2020.
The court determined that Floyd was killed under the weight of 45-year-old Chauvin's knee on his neck.
Chauvin faces a minimum sentence of 12.5 years and a maximum of 40 years if he serves terms for each charge concurrently.
No prisoner has ever escaped from Oak Park Heights, which houses around 500 of the most dangerous inmates in the country, 25 miles east of Minneapolis, on the border with Wisconsin.
Guards at the prison are closely watching Chauvin to ensure his safety, not just as a suicide risk, but also from other inmates with violent criminal histories.