Favre asks to be dismissed from Mississippi welfare lawsuit

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FILE - Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre speaks with reporters prior to his induction to the Mississippi Hall of Fame in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is asking to be removed from a civil lawsuit by the state of Mississippi that seeks to recover millions of dollars in misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S.

An attorney for Favre filed papers Monday saying the Mississippi Department of Human Services “groundlessly and irresponsibly seeks to blame Favre for its own grossly improper and unlawful handling of welfare funds and its own failure to properly monitor and audit” how organizations used the money.

It was not immediately clear how soon a judge might consider the request.

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