Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Brett Favre’s welfare scandal is old news, but the latest updates and details paint a hazy picture.
Favre is one of 38 defendants accused of misusing welfare funds to mitigate property damage. No. 4’s role in the scandal was linked to Nancy New and John Davis of his home state of Mississippi.
New received millions in welfare funds that Davis allegedly misappropriated in the first place.
Federal funding for New’sTemporary assistance for needy families Nonprofits turn to funding retired athletes whose community projects don’t necessarily have a positive impact on the less fortunate in the state.
Brett Favre Welfare Scandal Hurts Mississippi’s Most Vulnerable
Favre was paid more than $1 million for private speeches that allegedly never appeared. He also received a gift of more than $5 million for a volleyball facility in Southern Mississippi. Hattiesburg — Favre’s hometown and home to the University of Southern Mississippi — has one of the highest poverty rates in the state.
The former Packers QB also allegedly used state funds to help fund Prevacus, a start-up pharmaceutical company specializing in concussion treatments.
In texts exchanged with New and others, Favre made it clear that he knew where the said money was coming from, with messages such as “I believe she and John Davis would use federal grants for Prevacus if it were possible.”
So far, Favre has denied all charges against him.
When Davis was eventually replaced, Favre knew his challenge was getting the necessary funding for volleyball facilities and more.
“Nancy (new) said (Christopher Frieze, the new MDHS director) was not our type,” Favre allegedly texted. Prevacus founder Jake Vanlandingham responded: “F***. Well, we probably need the governor to make him our type.”
Favre’s self-awareness and willingness to carry out a plan to harm the most vulnerable people in his hometown is regrettable if it is found to be true.