A fave for Favre's sister

Posted: January 14, 2011

BRETT FAVRE'S younger sister apparently got some preferential treatment before being released from jail yesterday, 1 day after she was arrested in connection with a methamphetamine bust.

According to an Associated Press report, a handcuffed Brandi Favre, 34, appeared in a Hancock (Miss.) County court wearing an orange prison uniform and a sweat shirt.

She was one of five suspects arrested Wednesday during a drug raid at a condo in Diamondhead, Miss., in which police found a meth lab in a bath tub. She was jailed on $40,000 bond and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and generating hazardous waste.

According to the report, Judge Tom Carver Sr. agreed to arraign Favre before the other defendants because - surprise - someone related to an NFL quarterback draws a lot of attention.

Brandi Favre spent about 10 minutes in court, where she posted bond, and was released.

"She's OK," said her attorney, Richard V. Dymond. "She seems to be taking it all right."

Whew! We were worried.

If convicted, she faces up to $1 million in fines and up to 30 years in prison on each count.

Hopefully, she takes that all right, too.

A ballplayer who gets it

Blue Jays centerfielder Vernon Wells makes a ton of money - he signed a 7-year, $126 million extension in 2006. But, judging by what he recently told the Toronto Star, we'd say he deserves every penny:

"I think the most important thing about getting contracts like this is you get to go out and do so many different things in the community," Wells said. "You get to go out and impact lives. The way I feel about it, I was blessed with that contract to go out and do things. Everybody would say I'm not worth the money and I would totally agree that I'm not worth that contract, but I don't think there is anybody . . . but I know what I can do with that contract will far outdo what that contract's worth."

- Tom Mahon

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