Recently released Brett Favre text messages appear to tell a different story
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre has been in the news regarding a Mississippi welfare scandal. The FBI questioned Favre for allegedly taking part in the scandal. Someone allegedly paid Favre $1.1 million for speeches he did not ultimately make. Favre has denied knowing where the money came from. Newly released text messages appear to contradict his statements.
Favre has subsequently paid back the $1.1 million from the state. However, the state is requesting $228,000 in interest. The state of Mississippi could take Brett Favre to court if he does not pay the interest.
Text messages contradict Favre
Per Ken Dilanian and Laura Strickler of NBC News, as a result, Brett Favre has not been accused of a crime, and his lawyer said Favre did not know the funds were to be used for poor children:
His lawyer, Bud Holmes, said he did nothing wrong and never understood he was paid with money intended to help poor children. Holmes acknowledged that the FBI had questioned Favre in the case, a fact that hasn’t previously been reported.
On Tuesday, newly-released text messages consequently appear to show Favre hinting that he knew where the funds were coming from. Per Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today, Brett Favre texted Nancy New, a nonprofit founder amid the scandal, about a deal where Favre would receive compensation for his promotion. He asked if the media could find out where the money came from.
“If you were to pay me is there anyway the media can find out where it came from and how much?,” Favre allegedly texted New.
Brett Favre: Will the media find out that we're using welfare funds intended to help the poorest residents of America's poorest state to build a volleyball center?
— Adam Ganucheau (@GanucheauAdam) September 13, 2022
Not a good look
Wolfe’s report is certainly shocking in its entirety. Brett Favre needs to get ahead of this Mississippi welfare scandal and explain what he meant when he sent those text messages. The report paints him to be more involved in the scandal than was initially thought based on the report.
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