Brett Favre repays $600k to Mississippi, still owes over $200k in interest

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NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre has repaid $600,000 to the state of Mississippi that were part of funds paid to him from state welfare money for no-show speaking appearances.

Via Emily Wagster Pettus of the Associated Press, Mississippi state auditor Shad White confirmed Favre had repaid the $600,000 but said an additional $228,000 in interest remains outstanding.

If he does not pay that within 30 days of our demand, the AG will be responsible for enforcing the payment of the interest in court,” White said.

Favre was paid $1.1 million by the state “for appearances, promotions, autographs and speaking engagements.” However, Favre did not speak and wasn’t even present at the events in question for which he was paid.

Favre initially repaid $500,000 in May 2020 with a commitment to pay the remaining amount in installments in the following months. It’s taken over a year for Favre to get the rest of the initial $1.1 million paid back to the state.

The state may ultimately decide it’s not worth pursuing Favre over the interest with the initial payment amount now returned in full. Favre is not facing any criminal charges for receiving the funds.

12 responses to “Brett Favre repays $600k to Mississippi, still owes over $200k in interest

  1. I’d like to ask where my i collect my interest on the loan the government takes from me and gives back at tax time.

  2. Never have heard about this story from Favre’s side of the coin. There is likely a reason (with or without merit) for his choices made in regard to this.

  3. I am not sure if they would win interest argument in court. They accidently paid him for things he didnt do. He repaid them. I dont think its the same as taking a loan out and signing paperwork with an agreed upon interest amount but I have been wrong before.

  4. The small time thief does time where the big one bides time. Nothing fair about the justice system in this country.

  5. Seems like a lot of money for doing so little. Wonder why he was so lazy as to not honor his obligations?

  6. Looks like creaky old Brett is gonna have to renew his Copper-Fit endorsement contract, to pay the interest.

  7. Plus Fave checked a book out of the library he never returns and owes 50K in late fee fore that too.

  8. grant35 says:
    October 28, 2021 at 11:20 am
    Looks like creaky old Brett is gonna have to renew his Copper-Fit endorsement contract, to pay the interest.

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    Or Wrangler jeans…

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