Brett Favre has been questioned by FBI in Mississippi welfare-money scandal

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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre continues to deal with a legal entanglement that could blossom into a full blown mess, the likes of which he has never seen.

Favre’s involvement with a Mississippi welfare-money scandal continues. And it has reached a new level. According to NBC News, Favre’s lawyer says that Favre has been questioned by the FBI.

Favre received $1.1 million in federal welfare funds for alleged money-for-nothing speaking engagements. He eventually paid the money back, even though he insisted that he did nothing wrong. He was sued for interest on the money he received.

Favre has not been accused of any crime. But it’s never ideal to be questioned by the FBI.

During the summer, Mississippi fired lawyer Brad Pigott, at a time when he was trying to get more information about the involvement of Favre and former Mississippi governor Phil Bryant in the scandal.

Also, Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson sent a letter this month to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting that the Department of Justice focus on Favre and Bryant.

Based on the news that the FBI has interviewed Favre, maybe they are.

64 responses to “Brett Favre has been questioned by FBI in Mississippi welfare-money scandal

  1. The Hollywood adaption of the Brett Favre gunslinger story starring Tom Holland is going to be one hell of a movie!

  2. This disgusts me. You are a horrible person beyond reproach if you steal from people on welfare who are barely making it. Favre and that corrupt former Governor deserve to be behind bars.

  3. Farve doesn’t have enough money that he has to steal from welfare funds? That is just the worst…

  4. To be honest I always thought he was a phony. If it’s proven he was involved and knowingly took welfare and low income people’s money, money he didn’t need, they should lock him up for YEARS. But they likely will do nothing to him. Others will take the fall but he likely won’t.

  5. Due process, folks. Let’s not lynch the man based on this. You and I know both no very little about the case. Reserve judgment.

  6. He still hasn’t paid all the gd money back! This is approaching sociopathy territory for every politician, bureaucrat, sports celebrity and sycophant involved.

  7. When the corrupt FBI comes around asking questions your answers should be the same for every question they ask you – I have no comment

  8. Guilty or innocent? Let the lawyers and judges sort it out.

    It just seems odd that this guy would knowingly scam and break the law for “only” $1.1 million. There’s no way he needs the money.

  9. Devastating if true. All those years of playing backyard football in Wrangler Jeans with my 40 something friends was for NOTHING!!!

  10. This might be the only ever story associated with the Vikings/Packers on PFT where the rival fans won’t be trash talking each other!

  11. Allegedly Ted DiBiase (former WWE wrestler for those who dont remember him) nabbed a cool $3.9 million, eclipsing Favre’s $1.1 million haul.

    The money used was originally from Federal grants to the state. Your tax dollars hard at work ladies and gentlemen.

  12. So many people defraud welfare every single day because they don’t want to work. Cigarettes, booze and scratch tickets. Taxpayer money flushed away on the reg…..

  13. “This is the sort of negative character development and purposeful deception that occurs when wealth and privilege are left unchallenged.”
    -Aaron Rodgers

  14. Why is a representative sending out a letter to the AG asking for them to investigate?

    If Farve didn’t commit a crime, why is being questioned? Is it purely political at this point…because it sounds like it.

  15. Just how much money does a multi millionaire need? Favre probably thought it was too good to be true,1.1 million for speaking engagements he didnt even have to do,now thats a racket.well its time to pay the fiddler for the dance he had with his corrupt pal in the Capital at the expense of the poor people of Mississippi.he thought a pass rush was intimidating,well the FBI is far more intimidating especially when you know you are guilty.

  16. “Never ideal to be questioned by the FBI.”

    Yeah, those guys are the super good guys, totally above board.

  17. You mean to tell me that we have a corrupt government and rich folks colluding to take money from American citizens who actually need it? No way.

  18. Mississippi, like most southern states, is a deadbeat welfare state. It relies heavily on money from other states to survive.

    Rich guy Farve stealing from the poorest of the poor is not surprising.

  19. Maybe Mississippi residents should take a long hard look at their elected officials and what they are spending tax payers money on.

  20. He didn’t so much “steal from people on welfare”. He stole from the tax payers who fund an inherently corrupt program. Whatever, he’s a crook.

  21. I think the Good Ol’ Boy was being played by people smarter than him. It’s funny how everyone here hates on Favre for his name being involved, calling him a thief, loser, scumbag, etc… but not acknowledging that he paid the money back, because it was the right thing to do, whether he was guilty by association or not.
    Then, others talk about how slow and dumb he is from concussions… you can’t have it both ways. All you have to do to know if Favre was directly involved is ask one question… “Is Brett actually smart enough to come up with something like this?”

    I say No.

  22. Shame. As a long time fan of the “Gunslinger” this will tarnish his HOF entry and legacy. Terrible character flaw.

  23. Wow! It doesn`t take much time or factual information for the lynch mob to decide guilt these days does it. Nobody on here knows the facts or what Favre knew about where the money paid to him was coming from. Everyone reads a headline and starts labeling people. What`s the hurry? Why is it so hard to wait until all the information comes out to decide how you feel? If Favre is guilty he is definitely a dirt bag but the hypocrites on here in glass houses are no better.

  24. “If Farve didn’t commit a crime, why is being questioned? ”
    _________

    Because they routinely question everybody involved when there is an investigation going on. It’s also not 100% certain he didn’t commit a crime. It looks really bad when somebody hands you a ton of money for a job and then you never perform said job yet keep the money. That alone may not be illegal but if it was determined he KNEW about the fraud then that would be a different story.

  25. Phil Bryant’s a very greasy person. First rule for anybody ever being questioned by the FBI. Never speak. As you should know it’s a federal crime to lie to an FBI agent therefore you take the fifth even if they’re asking you your name I take the fifth. I hope Farve is smart enough to know that

  26. Why is it so hard to wait until all the information comes out to decide how you feel?
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    Its just another example of how social media has ruined the world.

    He repaid the money. Sure seems like it ends there, as far as I can tell. Unless they can prove Favre was party to fraud.

  27. loumann1960 says:
    September 2, 2022 at 11:54 am
    Phil Bryant’s a very greasy person
    ________________________________________

    So is Brett Favre, if he’s taking food from poor people.

  28. Mas tequila! says:
    September 2, 2022 at 12:47 pm
    Why is it so hard to wait until all the information comes out to decide how you feel?
    ==========

    Its just another example of how social media has ruined the world.

    He repaid the money. Sure seems like it ends there, as far as I can tell. Unless they can prove Favre was party to fraud.

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    Not legally relevant that he repaid the money, and if anything, it’s closer to signifying an admission of guilt. If you rob a million dollars from the bank and then decide to return the money months later after you are identified as the guilty party, that does not mean the crime has not been committed.

  29. loumann1960 says:
    September 2, 2022 at 11:54 am
    First rule for anybody ever being questioned by the FBI. Never speak. As you should know it’s a federal crime to lie to an FBI agent therefore you take the fifth even if they’re asking you your name I take the fifth.

    ——————-

    Any reputable defense attorney would recommend against doing that. The FBI does their homework before they question you, and in most cases, already know the answers to a large percentage of the questions they have prepared. You are best off cooperating from the start – if you are transparent, show contrition, and demonstrate credibility during questing, there is also always a chance they offer you a deal in exchange for being a cooperating witness or confidential information

  30. We have no idea what the facts are. Favre maybe was a dupe in all this an being used to get money. I just dont see him trying to screw welfare or anyone else, he doesn’t need the money.
    Be nice to hear the whole story once it comes out. I’ll hold my opinion till then.

  31. Favre has done some goofy stuff but he’s no mastermind. This is also a paltry amount of money compared to the endorsements he gets alone each year outside of the huge amount of money from his NFL contracts. I would say he probably was duped more than anything on this one similar to Warren Sapp and Dan Marino.

  32. Tom Brady says:
    September 1, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Aaron Rodgers in 10 years
    —————
    There are a lot of things I don’t like about Aaron Rodgers but his IQ is about 100 points higher than Favre’s.

  33. We have no idea what the facts are. Favre maybe was a dupe in all this an being used to get money. I just dont see him trying to screw welfare or anyone else, he doesn’t need the money.
    Be nice to hear the whole story once it comes out. I’ll hold my opinion till then.
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    It is interesting that people consider Favre to be a dupe in all this. Mississippi is the poorest state in America, and 70 million in welfare money was misappropriated to wealthy people or well connected people, with 1.1 million going to Favre for nothing and 5 million going to his alma Mississippi State for a vollyball stadium. I’m sure this isn’t the first time welfare money has been misappropriated by the ruling party in this red state. The DOJ needs to go back as far as possible to see where all the money has gone over the years.

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