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Text reportedly shows Brett Favre seeking multi-million dollar federal welfare fund for Southern Miss Volleyball Stadium

Brett Favre’s Mississippi welfare scandal continues to grow. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Throughout the Mississippi Welfare Fund scandal, Brett Favre has maintained his innocence, and at worst ignorance.

No, not only did he receive $1.1 million to run for office, he actually scored an ad for a related nonprofit. No, I had no idea that money could come from a program aimed at helping needy families. No, he did return the money (interest free).

A new report by Mississippi Today, published Tuesday, features text that could poke a pretty big hole in those denials, claiming that a man with a salary of about $138 million from an NFL career has It also explains why you receive a 7-figure payment from the welfare fund. .

Reportedly, it was all for a volleyball stadium.

Brett Favre reportedly coordinating volleyball stadium benefits payments text

A series of text messages filed Monday in a civil lawsuit over the Mississippi welfare scandal showed then-Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant looking for ways to find great help for the Green Bay Packers.

Favre was reportedly seeking financial help to build a new state-of-the-art volleyball stadium at Southern Miss’s alma mater, where his daughter played volleyball.

The text reportedly includes Bryant coaching Fav on how to write a funding proposal for acceptance by the Mississippi Department of Social Services and pleading guilty to a series of state and federal charges against the plan. Alignment with Nancy New is reportedly shown.

From today’s Mississippi:

“I just left Brett Favre,” Bryant said in a text message to nonprofit founder Nancy New in July 2019, within weeks of Davis’ departure. Can you help me with the project? I need to meet you soon to see how I can keep your project on track.”

When Favre asked Bryant how the new agency director would affect his plans to fund the volleyball stadium, Bryant assured him: But I’ll call Nancy and see how it goes,” according to documents and texts Fabre forwarded to New.

The text was reportedly filed by a lawyer representing New, a friend of Bryant’s wife, in a civil lawsuit against her. The scandal, which has openly plagued Favre since May 2020, has resulted in about $77 million in federal interim aid (which is meant to do exactly what the name suggests) for families in need. The funds of, among others, professional wrestlers, parliamentarians’ personal trainers and the most important volleyball stadium, Favre.

Much of that money allegedly flowed through News’ Mississippi Community Education Center, one of its biggest projects allegedly donating $5 million to Southern Miss Volleyball Stadium.

Even the $1.1 million Favre received personally in exchange for recording some ads was said to have been a plan to funnel more money into the volleyball stadium, as one texting conversation shows. Also, Favre wasn’t keen on where the money was leaking from.

fabre: If you pay me, will the media know where it came from and how much?

new: No, we never published that information. However, I can understand the feeling of anxiety.Let’s see what happens Monday in a conversation with some people in Southern [Miss]Maybe it will click with them.

new: Wow, I just got off the phone with Phil Bryant! He’s riding with us! we will get this done!

fabre: GREAT I sure needed to hear that

The payments to Fave and the volleyball stadium are eventually revealed by Mississippi state auditor Shad White.

Favre and Bryant have denied almost all wrongdoing when the case unfolded, so these texts deserve an explanation. No, but responded with a statement accusing New’s team of failing to comply with the protection order.

Per Mississippi Today, federal regulations ban states from using TANF funds for “bricks and mortar,” but New and her son disguised the project as a lease agreement involving the Southern Miss Athletic Foundation. This was clearly avoided by doing

The Mississippi Today article includes several details about Bryant’s involvement in the alleged scheme, including an apparent plan to name the stadium after Bryant, as well as a nonprofit to justify its involvement. that the planners intended to present the stadium as a “wellness center”.

Brett Favre credited with raising volleyball fund

Most of the funding for Southern Miss Volleyball Stadium reportedly came from TANF via the Mississippi Community Education Center and Ferb himself. Pro Football Hall of Famers discuss story before scandal came to light I forgot to mention it when.

From the Associated Press, January 2020:

Southern Miss continues to be close to Favre’s heart. He and his wife Deanna own the Favre4Hope Foundation and recently raised money to build a volleyball center at the school. Favre’s daughter Breleigh used to play sports there.

“We wanted to do something for high school, [Southern Miss]’ he says. [in Hattiesburg, where Favre has done some football coaching]And it’s been hard for Southern Miss — getting people to donate to volleyball has been hard. intend to do something. ”

Favre has since been questioned by the FBI about the questionable scheme.