Brett Favre’s raid on Mississippi’s poor funds wasn’t limited to the volleyball stadium for his daughter:
After Mississippi spent millions of dollars in welfare money on Brett Favre’s pet project, a university volleyball arena, the retired NFL quarterback tried two years later to get additional cash from the state’s welfare agency for another sports facility, new court documents show.
The governor at the time, Republican Phil Bryant, texted in 2019 with Favre, who wanted to build an indoor practice facility for the University of Southern Mississippi’s football team. Bryant told him federal money for children and low-income adults is “tightly controlled” and “improper use could result in violation of Federal Law.”
Text messages between Bryant and Favre are in court documents filed Friday by Bryant’s lawyers, which seek to show the governor was willing to help Favre raise private money for the volleyball facility starting in 2017 and was unaware for more than two years that welfare money was going to the project.
I must say I also find Bryant’s story here less than credible, not that ignorance would be much of an excuse when you’re the governor.
Anyway, I wonder what year Favre becomes the Republican nominee for Senate. This is a man who understands the Trump ethos!