Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre received $ 1.1 million in welfare funds for work he never did, which is great work if you can get it. . Unsurprisingly, Favre will refund the money now that the situation has emerged.
Via Patrick McGee from Biloxi Sun Herald, Mississippi listener Shad White said Favre will repay the seven-digit windfall.
“Today, my office received $ 500,000 from Brett Favre in reimbursement for [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] the money he paid [Mississippi Community Education Center] and a commitment to repay the rest in installments over the next few months, “said White in a statement. “The money will be kept in our clearing account for a period and then sent in full to the Mississippi Human Services Department to be used for appropriate TANF expenses.
“I would like to congratulate Mr. Favre for his good faith efforts to remedy this problem and make the taxpayers and families of TANF whole. To date, we have not seen any document indicating that Mr. Favre knew that the TANF was the program that had served as the source of the money that had been paid to him. “
Regardless of whether Favre knew the money came from social welfare funds (or if White saw a record that he did, which is a completely different matter), Favre surely knew he was getting money for nothing. Circumstances call for more information as to why Favre got the money, who decided to give it to him, what he knew and when he knew where it came from, and if any part of it has was donated to the one who gave it to him.
Indeed, given that the final amount was $ 1.1 million, it is difficult not to at least wonder if Favre obtained $ 1.1 million, it being understood that someone else would receive it 0.1 million. (It’s just speculation, based on general circumstances.)
Favre shouldn’t be picked up – and he certainly shouldn’t be applauded – for quickly returning money he didn’t earn once he got out he had money he had not won. Indeed, if the mess had not appeared, he would surely have kept the money.
Anyway, you need to know more about the relationships that led to the payment, especially in light of a pair of recent articles from Mississippi today who immerse themselves in Favre’s relationship with Nancy New, founder of the Mississippi Community Education Center, a pharmaceutical company (working on a concussion remedy) in which New is said to have invested funds from MCEC, and Favre’s efforts to lead the pharmaceutical company to Mississippi for the location of an installation.