Pat McAfee extended a heartfelt apology to Drew Brees, his fellow media personality and former NFL player, after a recent incident on Radio Row in Phoenix, where they both seemed to miss the opportunity to interact at the Super Bowl event. In a video that emerged online, Brees appeared to try to get McAfee’s attention while the latter was engaged in conversation with a different group of people. However, McAfee left with the group without acknowledging Brees, who called out to him.
Following the incident, rumors circulated that McAfee had snubbed the football legend, prompting McAfee to take to Twitter a few hours later to express his regret and offer his apologies to Brees. In his tweet, McAfee acknowledged that he had not seen Brees and accepted full responsibility for the missed opportunity, hailing Brees as a “legend boss.”
Pat McAfee has had a tumultuous week, dealing with a defamation lawsuit filed against him by Brett Favre. The lawsuit pertains to comments made by McAfee on his show regarding a separate lawsuit that accuses Favre of misusing welfare funds in Mississippi. When addressing the lawsuit on Friday, McAfee highlighted that he is not one to readily apologize, making his message to Drew Brees all the more genuine and sincere.
Man… I did NOT see @drewbrees
I apologize IMMENSELY.. you’re a legend boss, this is 100% my fault. https://t.co/yHfPb3RyXl
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 11, 2023
That moment when Pat McAfee chooses to come on our pod instead of talking to Drew Brees… 😂
— PHNX Cardinals (@PHNX_Cardinals) February 11, 2023