Brett Favre’s walls are closing in after a guilty plea in Mississippi welfare scam. It’s time to face the music. By James Dator - September 22nd, 2022
Brett Favre has been able to manage to avoid legal pressure so far, but the walls are closing in on his role in the largest welfare fraud scheme in Mississippi state history. Favre, who has lied from day one about knowing anything about the scheme, has repeatedly been caught in revealed text messages communicating with former Republican governor Phil Bryant, and Nancy New, who ran a non-profit at the center of the scheme. In each instance Favre was either asking about the money changing hands, or working as a fixer to put the two sides together.
It’s abundantly clear that Favre’s role extended much deeper than simply accepting money for speeches he never gave. The former NFL quarterback was integral in arranging investment meetings, funneling money to the University of Southern Mississippi for a volleyball court, and even hosting key players in the welfare scheme at his home.