Legendary NFL quarterback Brett Favre continues to be in unfortunate headlines.
A new report from Mississippi Today published Tuesday features texts that seem to expose his repeated denial, innocence, and ignorance in the multi-million dollar welfare scandal. The texts reveal conversation between Brett Favre, former Mississippi governor Phil Bryant and nonprofit founder Nancy New.
According to the report, the three “worked together to channel at least $5 million of the state’s welfare funds to build a new volleyball stadium at University of Southern Mississippi, where Favre’s daughter played the sport.”
The legendary quarterback received a $1.1 million welfare contract to promote the program. He was willing to record radio spots in order to get the money.
“If you were to pay me is there anyway the media can find out where it came from and how much?” Favre asked nonprofit founder Nancy New.
New responded, “No, we never have had that information publicized. I understand you being uneasy about that though. Let’s see what happens on Monday with the conversation with some of the folks at Southern [Miss]. Maybe it will click with them. Hopefully.
Favre: Ok thanks
New: Wow, just got off the phone with Phil Bryant! He is on board with us! We will get this done!
Favre: Awesome I needed to hear that for sure.
The payments toward Favre and the volleyball stadium would eventually be revealed by Mississippi state auditor Shad White.
Favre and the state of Mississippi have been questioned by the FBI for the welfare scandal.