The old gunslinger finally opened up his purse strings to pay back a debt.
Former NFL legend Brett Favre repaid $600,000 in state welfare money this week after previously accepting money for speeches where he didn’t appear as part of a fraud scheme.
Brett Favre Forced To Pay Back Hefty Sum After Embezzlement Investigationhttps://t.co/gRvfzPgQmD
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) October 13, 2021
According to the Mississippi auditor, Shad White, Favre could still be sued if he does not pay Mississippi the remaining $228,000 in interest that he owes.
Brett Favre, the Hall of Fame quarterback, paid the state of Mississippi back $600,000 that he owed after he improperly received welfare money as part of an extensive fraud scheme, according to the state auditor’s office. https://t.co/GFg2e4JFOf
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 28, 2021
Favre said in a series of tweets last May that he had donated nearly $10 million to “underserved and underprivileged children in Mississippi and Wisconsin” and that he “would certainly never do anything to take away from the children I have fought to help!
Allegations of misspending within the state came to light in 2020 when former Mississippi Department of Human Services director John Davis and five others were indicted in one of the state’s largest embezzlement cases, per the Associated Press.
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“I love Mississippi and I would never knowingly do anything to take away from those that need it most,” Favre wrote.
4/4 It has brought a ton of joy to my life, and I would certainly never do anything to take away from the children I have fought to help! I love Mississippi and I would never knowingly do anything to take away from those that need it most.
— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) May 7, 2020
Favre could still be sued if he does not pay back Mississippi the remaining $228,000 in interest that he owes.
Pay up Brett, you should have the money tucked away somewhere.