Fool of the Year #2: Brett Favre
If there’s any justice in the world, NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre has long since been canceled, after two massage therapists for the NY Jets sued him in 2011, claiming that they lost their jobs due to a crude text message Favre sent to one of the women. Favre denied the allegations and the lawsuit was eventually settled. But it sounds very familiar with a text Favre is said to have sent to another Jets employee. Someone everyone knows. (This is where we tell you that the victim of that unhealthy incident had never even met Breff Favre before he—supposedly—texted her.) But as we often say. , professional athletes can do anything with women if they are good enough in the field. Favre has denied any wrongdoing, both afterward and The current.
Alas, Brett Favre was not canceled. In fact, he’s not only featured by the NFL as an older statesman of the game, but also as a celebrity spokesperson for companies like Copper Fit, Sensodyne, Wrangler, and Hyundai. And it was because of that praise despite the alleged terrible behavior that Brett Favre was qualified to do what he allegedly did in Mississippi.
Part of Favre’s small-town “aw shucks” image is his attachment to Mississippi, his hometown, where he was born, played college football, and now lives. Brett Favre is not a squishy left-side elitist elitist! He’s a good guy Down from Mississippi, goll fuck it!
That ordinary guy and his love of hometown is what makes Favre’s alleged role in diverting welfare money from the poor people of Mississippi, poorest state in the Union by a number of different metrics, so galloping. This is what our Eric Blum must say about the allegations against Favre in November:
As if Brett Favre’s blunders While (supposedly) moving $5 million in Mississippi federal welfare money to build a new volleyball facility at Southern Miss wasn’t crazy enough, the two shaken drug companies he backed were also not crazy enough. embroiled in a scandal that overstated the known effectiveness of their drugs for fundraising, according to a ESPN report.
Favre, who has been paid over $138 million during his NFL career, also grossed 1.1 million dollars to promote a state initiative, part of the $77 million in welfare funds wasted, for speeches he never made. Those funds were supposed to be a side channel for his volleyball arena project. An audit published in 2020 revealed that New Mississippi’s Center for Community Education paid Favre Enterprises $500,000 in December 2017 and $600,000 in June 2018 to conduct the presentations. represent at least three events. In 2020, Favre was asked to repay the amount but still owed nearly $228,000 in interest.
Favre has said that he did not know that the money sent to him for his speeches was a welfare-designated fund.
If the abhorrent accusations are true, it’s incomprehensible without mentioning it less than two percent of those applying for benefits in Mississippi who actually received it, the acceptance rate was among the lowest in the nation. So the poorest state in the county + lowest welfare acceptance rate = a lot of people need that money more than the University of Southern Mississippi volleyball team.
Favre has denied the allegations and blamed the media, saying in a statement to Fox News (of course), “I did nothing wrong, and it’s time to set the record. No one has ever told me, and I don’t know, that the funds for welfare recipients will go to the University or to me. I’ve been trying to help my alma mater USM, a Mississippi state university, raise money for a wellness center. My goal has been and always will be to improve the sports facilities at my university.”
That would be a much more believable argument if Mississippi Free Press failed to disclose text messages from Favre to nonprofit founder Nancy New, who has pleaded guilty to bribing a public official, government fraud and wire fraud, asking if there was a way to The media can figure out how to redirect no money coming from. Good thought, Brett.
The whole story is long, gruesome, and deeply heartbreaking for needy Mississippi families. But Brett Favre has been terrible for a long time. Sadly it took sports fans a long time to figure that out.