Brett Favre misses deadline to repay outstanding interest to Mississippi

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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre missed a deadline to repay $228,000 in outstanding interest on misappropriated welfare money he received from the state of Mississippi for no-show speaking appearances.

According to Emily Wagster Pettus of the Associated Press, Mississippi state auditor Shad White said Tuesday that Favre had failed to repay the state and he was turning the matter of the state’s Attorney General and Department of Human Services.

A little over 30 days ago, my office issued demands on several individuals ordering them to repay misspent welfare money,” White said in a statement. “As I said at the time, if any of those individuals failed to repay the money, the demands will be forwarded to the Attorney General’s Office, which is in charge of enforcing the demands in court. My team has now forwarded the unpaid demands to the AG’s office. My understanding is the Attorney General and the Department of Human Services have given authority to a private attorney to recoup the misspent money. We have been in contact with that attorney and will provide any information he needs.”

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 has taken issue with that characterization that he was paid for no-show appearances.

Favre initially repaid $500,000 in May 2020 with a commitment to pay the remaining amount in installments in the following months. It took over a year for Favre to get the rest of the initial $1.1 million paid back to the state, which he accomplished last month.

Favre is not facing criminal charges. However, several individuals involved have been charged with embezzlement for funneling millions in federal welfare funds to a for-profit education company.

30 responses to “Brett Favre misses deadline to repay outstanding interest to Mississippi

  1. Old #4 couldn’t stand #12 passing him by in the “Most unethical HOF GB QB” competition. Maybe it’s a tie? Congrats to both. So proud.

  2. “My understanding is the Attorney General and the Department of Human Services have given authority to a private attorney to recoup the misspent money.”

    Apparently, the descent of the United States into banana-republic status continues unabated. The state can’t recoup its own receivable, but rather must outsource the job?

  3. Sleezy business, I hate to contemplate Farve being involved in such stuff. He earned a lot. He needs no welfare funds.

  4. So one HOF GB QB takes from welfare and another future HOF QB lies about being vaccinated and risks spreading it to others. GB has a streak of 2 in a row.

  5. The interception king has his scheme to bilk taxpayers… intercepted. You hate to see it.

  6. How badly has Favre mismanaged his finances in retirement? I haven’t even seen him in commercials in a few years.

  7. What is wrong with this guy? I see him on my TV selling stuff often enough; I can’t believe he doesn’t have the money to repay. The sooner he pays, the more likely he is to escape further scrutiny in the ongoing investigation of the fraudulent diversion of state welfare funds. If he had a single brain cell in his head, he’d understand that.

  8. Not a good look for a rich guy, and kind of weird. I would imagine the bad press surrounding all this might cost Favre more than a couple hundred thousand in lost sponsorship opportunities.

  9. Auction off his double-wide, then tell him the welfare system is dry when he has no place to live.

  10. Can somebody explain why their state welfare system needs Brett Favre as a spokesman?

    If I were looking for a welfare system spokes, I’d probably hire some charismatic homeless guy.

  11. Okay now this is just sad. There is nobody who Brett can turn to float him this cash?

    Hell just book him on the Manningcast, make the check payable to the State of Mississippi. Boom, done.

    Say what you will about Aaron Rodgers he’s in the red – not black – when it comes to charitable donations.

    Three thought Wednesday.

  12. kenmasters34 says:
    November 17, 2021 at 8:21 am
    He should just sell some of his Green Bay Packer stocks to cover the costs

    Dear Dense Ken,

    Even if he could, which he can’t (and apparently everybody but you knows it,) the maximum number of shares he could own as an individual is 200 shares. Based on the current purchase price of $300.00 the total amount he could raise would likely be less than $60,000.00. That won’t cut it.

    You should pick another argument. This one is old, tired, and worn out. Good luck!

  13. This man’s net worth is 100 million.

    He and the other grifters in on this deal should be in jail.

    Money talks…not a nickel for anything he sponsors.

  14. Veteran minimum will more than cover it. Jets, Miami, New Orleans is close – you’ve got options. Seriously though, what kind of man does this crap? A football hero – geesh!

  15. He paid back the 1.1 mil, they never set him for the speaking engagements and he had no idea money was coming from welfare so he shouldn’t have to pay any interest.

  16. What a class act. I hope that Favre isn’t expecting to land any endorsement deals with his reputation. He’s a deadbeat.

  17. Brett’s one of them good ol’ boys. Thinks he can get away with everything. The NFL took it easy on him after the harassment charges and the sexting garbage. Maybe this time he won’t be so lucky.

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