Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre’s stellar reputation took a massive hit in recent years after the Hall of Famer was linked to a scandalous civil lawsuit stemming from the alleged misuse of welfare funds. Favre has vehemently denied any and all accusations, but it seems that he remains in a world of trouble amid his supposed involvement in this scandal.
Green Bay Packers Legend Brett Favre to Take the Stand
The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) filed a lawsuit that includes Favre and the supposed $1.1 million he received for speaking engagements that the 53-year-old never attended. As it turns out, the money he allegedly received was welfare money.
According to a recent report by A.J. Perez of Front Office Sports, this case is now taking a significant turn. Favre is reportedly set to undergo a deposition on October 26 where he will give his first sworn testimony regarding this case.
Favre’s camp has done everything they can to clear the 11-time Pro Bowl quarterback’s name, but they have failed to do so. The fact that the case is now moving forward — and with Favre being asked to speak under oath — seems to point to the fact that Favre’s involvement in all this could indeed be a legitimate claim.
Brett Favre Could Face Criminal Case
Federal criminal defense attorney Matt Tympanick has sent Favre a stern warning amid his upcoming court date. Tympanick just wants to make sure that the Packers legend thinks long and hard about what he’s going to say in his deposition:
“Brett Favre better tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” the attorney told Front Office Sports. “Otherwise, he can add perjury to his long list of potential charges.”
Favre’s camp stated earlier this year that the legendary QB “does not intend to invoke the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.” Tympanick then went on to say that if Favre fumbles the ball, so to speak, then he could be looking at some dire consequences:
“It would be my advice to invoke it in this matter,” Tympanick said. “Any statement he makes could potentially be used as impeachment evidence in a potential criminal case.”
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