Brett Favre is just having fun out there, pitching products like a young kid. On a radio show a couple of weeks ago, Favre launched an infomercial on Rx Pro:
“I can speak volumes on pain and narcotics use,” Favre told SiriusXM hosts Jim Miller and Bruce Murray, noting that he was once addicted to painkillers. Rx Pro, he said, “is a safe way to treat some of your ailments. It even works with cramps, stomach pain…It’s just endless what will happen with this product and this company.”
Brett Favre believes so much in this company that, you guessed it, he is an investor. Byron Barrett said he believed the product was FDA approved. A man named Byron Barrett is identified in the Journal Sentinel article as the president of the sports medicine unit of World Health Industries. An FDA spokesperson, on the other hand, can find no evidence that Rx Pro has ever been approved by the FDA.
Byron Barrett, meanwhile, is a man of many talents. A LinkedIn search of the name shows a Byron Barrett in Jackson, Mississippi identified as president of sports medicine at World Health Industries, and also as the “National Head Scout at Top Scout Football Recruiting.” That title then matches to Byron Barrett, with the handle @JohnnyReb069. There is even a reference to Favre from April.
That handle “Johnny Reb”? Well, it apparently comes from his time as a professional wrestler by the name of Johnny Reb, where he claims to have fought the Undertaker in his first match (then known as Mean Mark) at the Mid South Coliseum in Memphis. Byron Barrett also played center in college at Louisiana-Monroe, and for the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL, and for the New Orleans Saints as a replacement player during the 1987 strike.
So, Brett Favre pitching a miracle cure alongside a former professional wrestler? Nothing to see here.