The Favre family got a bit of good news, if you want to call it that. No, Brett's not coming back, at least to anyone's knowledge. His brother, Earnest Scott Favre, was pardoned from prison by outgoing Mississippi governor Haley Barbour.
State records released Tuesday show Earnest Scott Favre had his record cleared in the 1996 death of his best friend, Mark Haverty. Scott Favre was among dozens of people pardoned or given early release in Barbour’s final days in office. The Republican left office Tuesday, at the end of his second term.
Favre had driven in front of a train in Pass Christian while drunk. He pleaded guilty in 1997 and was sentenced to a year of house arrest followed by two years’ probation.
I don't know if any other prisoners happened to have any of Favre's good fortune, but I think someone was released because of his family name.