Brett Favre endorses President Donald Trump for re-election, and Trump really needed this one because Jay Cutler was previously the best quarterback he had endorsing him.
Favre tweeted his support of Trump on Friday, joining a Trump-endorsing list of sports stars that includes golf legend Jack Nicklaus, hockey great Bobby Orr, boxer Mike Tyson, college football coaching great Lou Holtz and fellow NFLers Mike Ditka and Herschel Walker.
Favre, 51 and retired since 2010, has not been known to be political, but the Pro Football Hall of Fame member has interacted with Trump. Favre’s previous return to the news this year was owing Mississippi $1.1 million in federal welfare funds, allegedly for contracted speeches and promotions that he did not make.
“My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military,” Favre tweeted. “In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump.”
Orr, a Canada native, also has not delved into politics like this, but he took out a full-page advertisement in Friday’s Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader.
“I have never done anything like this before, but I am greatly concerned for the country in which I have raised my family – a country I have grown to love deeply,” Orr wrote in the ad. “I want my grandchildren to know the America I know, a place of patriotism and opportunity.”
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s endorsements from the sports world include NBA legends Magic Johnson and Julius Erving, NBA stars LeBron James and Stephen Curry, NBA coaches Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr, Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan, tennis legend Martina Navratilova, NFL coach Mike Holmgren, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and former baseball star Alex Rodriguez.