Brett Favre missed a deadline to pay $228,000 in interest on welfare money he was paid for a public speaking contract he never actually fulfilled, the Mississippi state auditor said Tuesday.
According to Fox News, Auditor Shad White plans to turn the matter over to the state attorney general’s office, a month after sending a demand letter to Favre.
“My understanding is the AG and the Department of Human Services have given authority to a private attorney to recoup the misspent money,” White wrote on Twitter. “We have been in contact with that attorney and will provide him any information he needs.”
Favre may not be facing criminal charges, but the leader of the organization that paid him is awaiting trial in one of Mississippi’s largest embezzlement cases.
Favre was among 10 individuals who were sent letters from state auditor Shad White’s office this month that demanded repayment of tens of millions of dollars connected to the scam.
The 52-year-old was improperly paid $1.1 million in welfare funds between December 2017 and June 2018. Favre, who played for 20 seasons in the NFL, said he never received any money for any obligation that he did not meet.
“I would certainly never do anything to take away from the children I have fought to help!” Favre said in a statement. “I love Mississippi and I would never knowingly do anything to take away from those that need it most.”