In 2017 and 2018, the state of Mississippi used more than $1.1 million in federal benefits to pay Hall of Fame defender Brett Favre to deliver a series of motivational speeches he hasn’t yet received. never really put out.
It is all part of a statewide welfare scandal that has seen funds earmarked for needy families transferred to Favre, a professional wrestler, a horse ranch and a complex. volleyball. According to a report by NBC News on ThursdayFavre was questioned by the FBI as part of the scandal.
When the state auditor discovered that Favre was not speaking, he was asked to return the money.
Reports of Favre being paid and having to pay back first surfaced more than a year ago, and Favre has defended his actions and said he has returned the money.
But the news of him being questioned by the FBI as part of the investigation is a new revelation. That news came from Favre’s attorney, who also claimed that Favre had no idea the money was coming from funds that were earmarked for needy families.
According to the report, Favre returned the original fees but did not claim back the $228,000 in interest.
Favre has not been charged or charged despite being questioned.
Favre, a native of Gulfport, Mississippi, played his college football at Souther Mississippi before continuing a 20-year NFL career with the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.