Brett Favre responds to criticism in welfare scandal
NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre is speaking out about his role in the ongoing investigation into the misuse of welfare funds in the state.
Favre said in an exclusive interview with Fox News that he has done nothing wrong. Favre said, “I have been unjustly smeared in the media. I have done nothing wrong and it is past time to set the record straight.”
Favre went on to say he was merely trying to help the University of Southern Mississippi improve its athletic facilities.
State Auditor Shad White admits an attorney in the state AG’s office approved the grant for funds to go build a volleyball facility, but the decision to approve the grant was incorrect because the funds should have been used to help the needy and the facility does not meet that criteria.