Former NFL quarterback, Brett Favre has unfortunately become famous for his financial scandals instead of his prowess on the field. Now, there is another update on Favre’s involvement in the Mississippi welfare funds scandal.
The scandal first came to light when the FBI began an investigation into Mississippi’s Department of Human Services, after auditors alleged that $75 million from the “Temporary Assistance for Needy Familie”s program had been misallocated.
Favre, who was involved in the scandal, had allegedly collected millions in welfare money in order to fund a volleyball arena. Now, a state official has revealed that Favre had asked for even more money for a football facility.
Phil Bryant, the former governor of Mississippi had been approached by Favre in 2019, claimed Bryant’s attorney. It seems that Favre was seeking more funds for financing a potential indoor practice facility, as his texts revealed.
We obviously need your help big time and time is working against us. And we feel that your name is the perfect choice for this facility and we are not taking No for an answer! You are a Southern Miss Alumni, and folks need to know you are also a supporter of the University.
At the time, Bryant had expressed hesitation, stating that “[they had] to follow the law.” Bryant also alleged that former Southern Miss preident Rodney Bennett had urged Favre to not seek funding in the manner he was doing.
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