Favre repays $600K in Mississippi welfare case, auditor says

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(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi auditor says retired NFL player Brett Favre has repaid the welfare money he accepted for scheduled speeches where he didn’t show up.

Auditor Shad White says Favre paid $600,000 this week. The former Green Bay Packers quarterback still owes $228,000 in interest.

White says the attorney general could sue Favre if that’s not paid by mid-November. Favre received $1.1 million and repaid the first $500,000 in May 2020.

He said he did not know the money came from welfare funds.

Favre is not facing criminal charges. A former Mississippi Department of Human Services director and others are charged in one of the state’s largest embezzlement cases.

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