Brett Favre releases statement on Mississippi welfare fraud allegations

Amid his involvement in a lawsuit over Mississippi’s misuse of welfare funds, former NFL quarterback Brett Favre issued a statement Tuesday.

“I’ve been unfairly hammered by the media,” Favre said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “I’ve done nothing wrong and it’s past time to set the record straight.”

Favre is one of several prosecuted for diverting $20 million in state welfare funds to other areas, including building a new volleyball court at the University of Southern Mississippi. He reportedly requested money to also build a new indoor practice facility for the Southern Mississippi football team.

“Nobody ever told me and I didn’t know that the welfare funds were going to the University or to me,” Favre said. “I tried to help my alma mater USM, a public Mississippi state university, raise money for a wellness center. My goal has always been and always will be to improve the sports facilities at my university.”

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