The State of Mississippi recently announced it is suing Favre, a Hall of Fame quarterback who enjoyed most of his success while a member of the Green Bay Packers.
The suit alleges Favre and others misspent millions of dollars that had been allocated for welfare.
Newly released text messages show he was much more involved than previously known in pushing for millions of federal welfare dollars to be diverted from helping poor families to instead pay for a new volleyball facility at the school where his daughter played the sport.
In the meantime, some brands have begun distancing themselves from Brett Favre, but not all of them are backing away just yet.
According to A.J. Perez of Front Office Sports, the footwear company Copper Fit will not cut ties with Favre, despite him receiving and using $6 million intended for Mississippi’s most underserved to build a new volleyball court at the University of Southern Mississippi.
“Copper Fit has worked with Brett Favre for nearly nine years,” the statement said. “He has always acted honorably, and we know him to be a very decent man. To our knowledge, he was cleared of any wrong-doing two years ago.”
Favre has said publicly that he did not know the funds were welfare dollars and that he believes he did nothing wrong. He paid back $1.1 million that was given to him directly, but the state auditor says he still owes $228,000 in interest.
Since the release of the text messages, he has gone quiet.