No matter how things get quiet on Brett Favre and his dealings with an ever-growing welfare fraud case, more things continue to come out and shine a light on a man who has likely been doing some very bad things behind the camera.
Another bombshell report regarding Brett Favre’s involvement in an ongoing welfare fraud investigation was published Tuesday that stated two concussion drug companies that Favre backed had “overstated their NFL connections and exaggerated the known effectiveness of their drugs during efforts to raise money,” according to ESPN.
The companies, Prevacus and PresolMD, and their founder, Jake VanLandingham, are said to have received more than $2.1 million in state welfare funds from the Mississippi government.
“I had no idea this was welfare money, and I’ve always been an upstanding person when it comes to research,” VanLandingham told ESPN.
Prevacus and PresolMD were working on a nasal spray and cream they claimed could be used for concussions.
ESPN found interviews in which VanLandingham and Favre applied the cream to themselves and described the process of how it treats a concussion. The cream had actually never been tested on humans.
“All you gotta do is take a little bit on your index finger, rub it on the left side of the trachea, then take a little bit and rub it on the right,” VanLandingham said in a podcast interview. “And in less than 30 minutes, that small anti-inflammatory will be in your brain, I promise. And it will be working. Yep.”
VanLandingham also was discovered to have substantial debts over the past few years. Favre has yet to comment on this new development in the welfare fraud case.
The Green Bay Packers legendary QB is one of the several people being sued by the state of Mississippi for misappropriating welfare funds.
Despite him stating he had no clue where the money was coming from, text messages obtained by Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today show Favre, former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, nonprofit founder Nancy New, and former welfare agency director John Davis worked together to funnel at least $5 million of the state’s welfare funds to build a volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi, which just happens to be Favre’s alma mater. Favre’s daughter also played volleyball at the school.
Neither Favre nor VanLandingham have not been formally charged, but their names are included along with 36 others in the civil suit that seeks to recover $20 million for the state. Favre has repaid $1.1 million in state welfare funds he received for speeches and appearances. He said he wasn’t aware the money came from welfare funding.