While one former Green Bay Packers player got what he wanted in a trade to the New York Jets, one other former Packers player is upset with what is going on in his personal life.
Brett Favre played 20 seasons in the National Football League and made a ton of money doing it, so it is shocking when the country found out his name came up in a welfare scandal in Mississippi.
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre’s request to be removed from a civil lawsuit focused on misappropriated welfare funds in the state of Mississippi was denied this week. According to Emily Wagster Pettus of the Associated Press, circuit judge Faye Peterson wrote that Favre’s attorney’s arguments to have him removed were “unpersuasive and inapplicable.”
“Obviously, Brett Favre is disappointed in the court’s ruling,” spokesman Alex Pfeiffer said. “His legal team is exploring their options.”
The Mississippi Department of Human Services alleges in their lawsuit that Favre backed projects that used money that was improperly paid from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program, which included $5 million spent on a volleyball arena at his alma mater Southern Mississippi University.
Favre’s daughter played volleyball at Southern Miss.
Before this scandal, Favre was known for his philanthropy and charitable work off the field, including the establishment of the Favre 4 Hope Foundation, which provides financial assistance to disadvantaged or disabled children in Mississippi and Wisconsin.
The legendary player is reportedly one of more than three dozen people or businesses being sued by the Mississippi Department of Human Services for a misuse of welfare funds. Among them are WWE Hall of Fame wrestler “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and his former pro wrestler sons Ted DiBiase Jr. and Brett DiBiase.
Just like Favre, DiBiase Sr. has not been charged with any crime, but Ted DiBiase Jr. has.
In the meantime, his lawsuit against part-time WWE performer and fellow retired NFL player Pat McAfee for defamation as well as Shannon Sharpe is still ongoing.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.