Brett Favre is not in a good space right now. The football face of the poorest state in the nation has long been accused of attempting to appropriate designated state welfare money, and now the receipts alleged confirm it.
Favre wanted to use the welfare funds to pay for a $5 million volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi, where his daughter went to school and played the sport.
On Monday, text messages were entered into the state’s civil lawsuit over the welfare scandal with revelations that former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant was entirely on board with making the former NFL quarterback’s plans for a volleyball facility with the funds go through.
“You got to be a sorry mofo to steal from the lowest of the low … Brett Favre is taking from the underserved. You made $100+ million in the NFL!”
— Shannon Sharpe, whose brother played with Favre, goes off on the former QB for allegedly participating in a MS welfare scheme pic.twitter.com/oJ8eL0pqDh
— The Recount (@therecount) September 14, 2022
Outrageously, in the exposed text exchanges, the former governor guided Favre on how to draft a winning proposal for funding to steer his idea into the good graces of the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Ironically, former welfare agency director John Davis was fired by then-governor Bryant for suspected fraud, and the Favre text messaged directions came after the removal.
“Just left Brett Favre,” Bryant texted Nancy New, owner and director of the Mississippi Community Education Center (MCEC) and New Learning, Inc. “Can we help him with his project. We should meet soon to see how I can make sure we keep your projects on course.”
Additionally, when Favre discovered the welfare agency director firing and inquired about how to get his volleyball stadium project funded with a new welfare agency director, the former governor gave him assurances.
Newly released evidence shows Brett Favre and former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant diverted "at least $5 million of the state’s welfare funds" to construct a new volleyball arena for the University of Southern Mississippi, per @ayewolfe
Favre's daughter used to play for the team pic.twitter.com/OkzcL7mEL9
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 14, 2022
“I will handle that… long story but had to make a change,” Bryant texted. “But I will call Nancy and see what it will take,” according to the filing and a text receipt that Favre forwarded to Nancy New.
The texts were filed by an attorney representing Nancy New’s nonprofit, Mississippi Community Education Center (MCEC) and New Learning, Inc. They prove that Bryant, Favre, and more were colluding to direct at minimum $5 million of the state’s welfare funds to build the new volleyball facility, which would have credited Favre.
Bryant has denied any close involvement in steering welfare funds to the volleyball stadium for years, though plans for the project even included naming the building after him, one text shows.
"is there any way the media can find out"
Brett Favre is favrucked. pic.twitter.com/HvMZgmzxlk
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) September 14, 2022
Now another person who was caught up in a Favre text message scandal is coming forward with a heap of sarcasm to pile upon the Favre mess.
Jenn Sterger, a former reporter for the New York Jets, who once accused Favre of sending her pictures of his penis via text, had a lot to say once Favre got caught again being naughty with the text button; this time potentially criminally.
“Oh.. NOWWWWW he gets in trouble for inappropriate texts,” Sterger said.
In 2011, when the incident occurred, Sterger had to constantly prove she didn’t do anything wrong, including that she was intimidated by Favre and not excited by his advances. She also faced lingering doubts that she gave Favre “encouragement,” even though she constantly said she had never met him.
Brett Favre’s phone is getting him into many jams, or maybe it’s just revealing who he is.
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