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Brett Favre’s weekly NFL radio show for SiriusXM ‘has been put on hold’ amid its welfare fund scandal
Brett Favre’s weekly NFL radio show for SiriusXM ‘has been suspended’ amid his welfare fund scandal after recent claims he was ‘pressing for money to support payment for university sports facilities, despite being told it could be illegal’
- Brett Favre’s Weekly NFL Show for SiriusXM Has Been Suspended Due to His Alleged Involvement in a Mississippi State Care Scandal
- Favre has been featured in the program ‘The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray’ since 2018
- The move comes after ESPN Milwaukee said it was pausing the former Green Bay Packers quarterback’s appearances at the station
- Text messages released in lawsuit reportedly show Favre pushing for support for new sports facilities for University of Southern Mississippi
- The 52-year-old was reportedly paid $1.1 million for motivational speeches he didn’t give
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Brett Favre’s weekly NFL show for SiriusXM has been suspended over his alleged involvement in a scandal in the state of Mississippi.
A company spokesperson confirmed the news to: Variety on Sunday, but declined to comment further.
Favre is alleged to have urged state officials to help him build a new volleyball complex, according to the most recent lawsuit related to the Mississippi welfare scandal, obtained by ESPN.
Favre has been featured in the program ‘The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray’ since 2018.
SiriusXM’s move comes after an ESPN Milwaukee spokesperson told Front Office Sports last week that it was pausing Favre’s weekly appearances at the station.
Favre has not been charged with the misuse of welfare, but did receive $1.1 million in welfare money from the state for no-show speaking performances, which he has since reimbursed, according to state officials.
Brett Favre’s Weekly NFL Show for SiriusXM Has Been Suspended Due to His Alleged Involvement in a Mississippi State Care Scandal
Favre has been accused of getting welfare money to build a university volleyball facility
State auditor Shad Whit last year demanded repayment of $77 million in mis-spent welfare funds — including $1.1 million to Favre — from various people and groups.
In a Facebook post when he paid back the first $500,000, Favre said he was unaware that the money he received came from social funds. He also said his charity had provided millions of dollars to poor children in Mississippi and Wisconsin.
The former Packers quarterback is accused of funneling $5 million into the new volleyball complex built in Southern Miss, where his daughter played the sport in 2017 and 2018.
According to the ESPN report, then-Mississippi Governor Bryant texted Favre on July 28, 2019, telling Favre that the nonprofit, which had paid him to promote the volleyball initiative, “has limited control over federal funds in the United States.” form of subsidies for children’ and adults in the Low Income Community.’
He received $1.1 million in state benefits for no-show speaking performances, which he has since paid back
‘Use of these funds’ [are] strictly controlled,” Bryant wrote, according to ESPN’s filing. “Any improper use could violate federal law. Accountants are currently investigating how these funds are being spent.’
It’s also been reported that on the same day, Favre texted Bryant about adding a football facility to try and get NFL legend Deion Sanders’ son into college.
According to the filing report, Favre texted Bryant on Sept. 4, 2019 after a meeting — in which they both attended — where she and others discussed proposing further funding for “programs” at the new volleyball facility.
Text messages allegedly alleging Favre, Nancy New — who ran a nonprofit in the state and has since pleaded guilty to fraud charges — and Bryant who worked on the plan were included in a filing two weeks ago.
Text messages allegedly showing Favre, New and Bryant working on the plan were put on file. In an August 2017 one, Favre texted New asking, “If you paid me, would the media know where it came from and how much?”
In an August 2017 one, Favre texted New asking, “If you paid me, would the media know where it came from and how much?”
According to a Mississippi Today reportthe parties involved managed to find a loophole regarding the spending of the funds to provide temporary relief for needy families, in which the Mississippi Department of Human Services spent $4 million to upgrade the facility.
Favre has reportedly been questioned by the FBI over a $1.1 million payment to him.
Favre is a Super Bowl champion and three-time NFL MVP who played for the Falcons, Packers, Jets and Vikings, but is most famous for his 15 years as a quarterback in Green Bay.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.