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    The Brett Favre scandal is already bad enough, but the latest details from The Athletic confirm that it is even worse than we thought.  When the welfare scandal surrounding Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre was first brought to light, disgust and disappointment were warranted. Now, with new details uncovered by Katie Strang and Kalyn Kahler of The Athletic, it appears there is more to it, and none of it is pretty. It is reported that Favre’s foundation, Favre 4 Hope, donated more than $130,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation from 2018-2020. “Favre, a Southern Mississippi alumnus, is embroiled in a welfare scandal — extensively reported by nonprofit watchdog Mississippi Today — in which millions of dollars earmarked for people in need were misappropriated. Favre received $1.1 million for speeches he did not make, according to a state auditor report and court documents, and was instrumental in moving more than $5 million in welfare dollars toward the building of the volleyball facility while his daughter was a player on the USM volleyball team. He is among dozens of individuals and organizations being sued...
    NFL legend Brett Favre saw his SiriusXM weekly radio show put on hold this week amid a scandal accusing the retired quarterback of fraud relating to Mississippi welfare money. The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray was paused by SiriusXM after Favre is reported to have pressed state officials in Mississippi for assistance in paying for sports facilities at the University of Southern Mississippi. Favre attended the university prior to his career in the NFL, according to a report. KAMALA HARRIS APPEARS TO PROMOTE MLK ASSASSINATION CONSPIRACY THEORY The 52-year-old Super Bowl champion asked for assistance despite being informed by former Gov. Phil Bryant that misusing welfare funding by the state could be illegal, the report noted. Favre has not been charged relating to the welfare scandal in the state and has said he was not aware of the origins of the funds. However, he is listed as a defendant in Mississippi's civil lawsuit over misspent welfare funding, according to a report. At least $77 million in state welfare funds has...
    Brett Favre's weekly NFL show for SiriusXM has been put on hold amid his alleged involvement in a Mississippi state welfare scandal.  A company spokesman confirmed the news to Variety on Sunday but declined to provide further comment. Favre allegedly pressed for state officials to help him build a new volleyball complex according to the most recent court filing relating to Mississippi's welfare scandal, obtained by ESPN.  Favre has appeared on 'The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray' program since 2018.  SiriusXM's move comes after a spokesperson for ESPN Milwaukee told Front Office Sports last week that it was pausing Favre's weekly appearances on the station. Favre has not been charged with regard to the welfare misspending case, but did receive $1.1million in state welfare money for no-show speaking gigs, which he has since repaid, according to state officials.  Brett Favre's weekly NFL show for SiriusXM has been put on hold amid his alleged involvement in a Mississippi state welfare scandal  Favre has been accused of getting welfare money to build a college volleyball facility  RELATED ARTICLES Previous...
    (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM ) Retired Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is continuing to suffer fallout from his involvement in a Mississippi welfare fraud scandal. Last week, Favre was in the headlines following the publication of text messages showing him communicating with Mississippi’s former Gov. Phil Bryant about allegedly using over $4 million dollars in Mississippi state welfare funds which was donated to the university which his daughter attended. Favre also allegedly took over $1 million dollars in speaking fees from the state of Mississippi for speeches he never gave. Now, companies once supporting Favre are now trying to distance themselves from the star. SiriusXM confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter on Saturday that Favre’s long running radio show The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray will be put on hold. The show, which premiered in 2018, featured Favre as a co-host. Up until two weeks ago, it aired every Tuesday. The news from SiriusXM comes days after a state official pleaded guilty to helping funnel the welfare funds from the state to nonprofit organizations,...
    Former Green Bay Packers great and Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre is in hot water over a welfare scandal. His former teammate Sage Rosenfels called him out. Favre allegedly used Mississippi welfare funds to help build a volleyball stadium on Southern Miss’s campus. There’s more to the story than that — including text messages linking Favre to the crime. The New York Times has an excellent synopsis of Favre’s involvement here. Sage Rosenfels, who was a backup quarterback with Minnesota when Favre was initially sent to the Vikings back in 2009, called out his former teammate in a tweet this week. “Since retirement, I have been lucky to avoid stealing millions of dollars from the poorest people in my state,” Sage Rosenfels said.Brett Favre facing serious allegations, punishmentFavre was concerned as to whether members of the media would learn of his involvement in the welfare scandal, showing just how aware he was in the moment. The New York Times laid this out perfectly in their summary of the events: “‘If you were to pay me,’ he wrote in 2017 of a $1.1...
    Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe didn’t hold back when going after Brett Favre for his involvement in an ongoing welfare scandal in Mississippi.  Let’s get one thing straight — Shannon Sharpe does not bite his tongue and certainly didn’t hold back when going after Favre. After reports came out that the Hall of Fame quarterback was involved in a welfare scandal, stealing money from citizens in Mississippi (and using the funds to help build a volleyball stadium), Sharpe was rightfully upset and called the former Packer out. “You got to be a sorry mofo to steal from the lowest of the low … Brett Favre is taking from the underserved. You made $100+ million in the NFL!” — Shannon Sharpe, whose brother played with Favre, goes off on the former QB for allegedly participating in a MS welfare scheme pic.twitter.com/oJ8eL0pqDh — The Recount (@therecount) September 14, 2022 “You got to be a sorry mofo to steal from the lowest of the low … Brett Favre is taking from the underserved. You made $100+ million in the NFL!”...
    NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe slammed Packers legend Brett Favre Wednesday, calling the Packers legend a 'sleazeball' for his involvement in a Mississippi state welfare scandal.  Favre was reportedly questioned by the FBI earlier this month for allegedly being paid $1.1m from a Mississippi welfare fund for motivational speeches he never made. And texts released Monday once again linked Favre to the misuse of the state's welfare funds for a volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi.    The messages, published by Mississippi Today, show how Favre allegedly attempted to funnel $5million into the new complex built at his alma mater, where his daughter was playing volleyball in 2018, in collaboration with former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and nonprofit founder Nancy New. On Wednesday, Sharpe didn't hold back in his criticism of Favre, and suggested there were double standards in how the former Packer has been treated.  Brett Favre was allegedly involved in a Mississippi state welfare scandal Shannon Sharpe called Brett Favre an alleged 'sleazeball' for his involvement in the plan 'I talked to people that was in the room...
    A woman has claimed former NFL QB Brett Favre 'cost her her job because she wouldn't sleep with him' over 10 years ago, amid the welfare scandal the Hall of Famer now finds himself in. Favre is accused of attempting to funnel $5million into the new complex built at his alma mater of Southern Miss, where his daughter was playing volleyball in 2018 in collaboration with former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Nancy New.  Mississippi Today's Anna Wolfe revealed alleged text messages shared by the attorney of New, a nonprofit founder who has pled guilty for federal wire fraud relating to a widespread $77m misuse of funds from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.  The texts reportedly show Bryant guiding Favre on how to write a funding proposal that would be accepted by the Mississippi Department of Human Service.  One of the text messages show former Mississippi Gov. Bryant, asking New, who has since pleaded guilty to a litany of state and federal charges over the scheme, for assistance as it pertained to Favre and his 'project.'  Ex-Jets host...
    In light of Brett Favre’s recent welfare scandal being exposed, award-winning author Jeff Pearlman has disowned his biography on the Hall of Fame quarterback.  Sports Illustrated released a story Tuesday night regarding Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre’s involvement in a welfare scandal. Late Tuesday night, award-winning author Jeff Pearlman, who wrote a biography on Favre, publicly disowned his book in a lengthy Twitter statement. On the day of extended Favre revelations, I wanna share something: I wrote a biography of the man that was largely glowing. Football heroics, overcoming obstacles, practical joker, etc. Yes, it included his grossness, addictions, treatment of women. But it was fairly positive [1] pic.twitter.com/m1rJJ2sChf — Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) September 13, 2022 It takes a lot for an author to come out and tell the public to no longer read his book or leave it alone. At the same time, while he loves to highlight greatness, Pearlman is very straightforward in his work and will call it as he sees it, including this latest incident by Favre. By the optics of this, Favre looks more...
    Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is under scrutiny for helping defraud the government for the construction of a volleyball stadium for him. Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is under scrutiny for helping defraud the government for the construction of a volleyball stadium for him. The funding came from welfare money, which took away from the nation’s residents in need of financial help. Many people are taking their thoughts to Twitter and believe Favre should be thrown in prison for his actions. According to a report from Mississippi Today, Favre and former Governor Phil Bryant worked together to scheme for the stadium. Text messages from Bryant to nonprofit founder Nancy New revealed Bryant’s involvement, despite him denying it. The texts read, “Just left Brett Favre. Can we help him with his project. We should meet soon to see how I can make sure we keep your projects on course.” Favre also reportedly asked how the new director may impact their funding plans, to which Bryant responded, “I will handle that… long story but had to make a change. But I will call Nancy...
    Brett Favre has been the subject of a Mississippi welfare scandal and now more so than ever. Here’s what has happened with the developing story. There has long been a connection between former Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre and a scandal involving Mississippi’s welfare fund. Favre has already been ordered to pay back money he received but the more recent developments have stated that he played a role in channeling funds to help build a new athletic facility at his alma mater, Southern Miss. Over this time, Favre has denied being aware of the money involved and, essentially, has downplayed his overall involvement in the scheme that involved former Governor Phil Bryant and non-profit organizer Nancy New, among others. However, a bombshell report from Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today reveals that might not be the case as text messages were released that included Favre’s involvement in the matter. So with this latest revelation, here is a breakdown of what we know and everything that’s going on.Brett Favre Mississippi welfare scandal: How much money...
    Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Brett Favre’s welfare scandal is old news, but the latest updates and specifics paint a murky picture. Favre is one of 38 defendants who’s been accused of misusing welfare funds intended to alleviate property. No. 4’s role in the scandal is tied to Nancy New and John Davis in his home state of Mississippi. New had access to millions in welfare funds, while Davis allegedly misappropriated said funds in the first place. Federal money meant for New’sTemporary Assistance for Needy Families nonprofit instead went to retired athletes, and their community projects that didn’t necessarily have a positive impact on the less fortunate in the state. Brett Favre welfare scandal hurts Mississippi’s most vulnerableFavre was paid over $1 million for private speaking appearances he allegedly never made. He was also gifted over $5 million for a volleyball facility at Southern Miss. Hattiesburg — Favre’s hometown and also the location of Southern Miss University — has among the highest poverty rates in the state. The former Packers QB also allegedly used state government money to help...
    Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and Packers legend Brett Favre is under fire due to an ongoing welfare scandal in Mississippi.  Brett Favre will go down as a Green Bay Packers all-time great, but he’s currently in a bit of trouble due to some shocking accusations made against him. On top of that, the evidence is quite damning as well. According to Mississippi Today, the publication was able to obtain text messages Favre sent that put pressure on welfare officials in Mississippi to use taxpayer funds for one of his pet projects.Brett Favre reportedly profited millions of dollars from government fundsPer Mississippi Today, Favre received $5 million in grant funds which went toward the University of Southern Mississippi getting a new volleyball stadium. In addition, a pharmaceutical company Favre worked with received more than $2 million in funds from the Mississippi Department of Human Services. If that weren’t bad enough, Mississippi Today added that Favre collected $1.1 million in welfare money for his personal use. Favre is yet to be charged with a crime for all of this and...
    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned Friday to take political responsibility for a scandal involving investigations into child welfare payments that wrongly labeled thousands of parents as fraudsters. In a nationally televised speech, Rutte said he had informed King Willem-Alexander of his decision and pledged that his government would continue work to compensate affected parents as quickly as possible and to battle the coronavirus. NETHERLANDS ENTERS SECOND STRICT 5-WEEK LOCKDOWN AMID RISING CORONAVIRUS CASES "We are of one mind that if the whole system has failed, we all must take responsibility, and that has led to the conclusion that I have just offered the king, the resignation of the entire Cabinet," Rutte said. Not long after delivering his statement, Rutte got on his bicycle and rode to the king's palace in a forest in The Hague to formally inform him. Dutch television showed Rutte parking his bike at the bottom of steps leading into the palace and walking inside. The move was seen as largely symbolic; Rutte’s government will remain in office in a caretaker mode...
    (CNN)The Dutch government has resigned amid a scandal that saw thousands of families wrongly accused of child welfare fraud. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the Cabinet's resignation in an address Friday, saying that responsibility for the scandal "ultimately rests with the incumbent Cabinet and nowhere else."Under the scandal, around 10,000 families in the Netherlands were told to repay tens of thousands of euros of subsidies after being wrongly accused of child welfare fraud. Rutte made his speech in the aftermath of the publication of a report by the Parliamentary Interrogation Committee on Childcare Allowance, which he called "very tough, but fair.""On all levels throughout the political-administrative-legal system, mistakes have been made that have resulted in great injustice to thousands of parents," he remarked.Read MoreDutch king cuts short vacation in Greece after criticismThe Dutch premier was clear that financial compensation for the affected parents is the "the first thing that needs to be properly arranged.""We will continue to work on quick compensation and the improvements needed for the future."Elections for a new government will take place in mid-March he announced,...
    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned Friday to take political responsibility for a scandal involving investigations into child welfare payments that wrongly labeled thousands of parents as fraudsters. In a nationally televised speech, Rutte said he had informed King Willem-Alexander of his decision and pledged that his government would continue work to compensate affected parents as quickly as possible and to battle the coronavirus. "We are of one mind that if the whole system has failed, we all must take responsibility, and that has led to the conclusion that I have just offered the king, the resignation of the entire Cabinet," Rutte said. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte rides a bicycle as he leaves a press conference in The Hague on January 15, 2021, following the resignation of his government over a scandal in which thousands of parents were falsely accused of benefit fraud. Photo by REMKO DE WAAL/ANP/AFP via Getty Images The move was seen as largely symbolic; Rutte's government will remain in office in a caretaker mode until a new coalition is formed after...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch media report Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government is resigning over scandal involving child welfare fraud probes. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of the Dutch opposition Labor Party said Thursday he will not lead the party into the Netherlands’ March election and will not run for reelection following a scandal involving child benefit fraud investigations. Lodewijk Asscher was minister for social affairs and a vice-prime minister in a governing coalition led by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte when the country’s tax office wrongly labeled thousands of parents as fraudsters. Asscher said he was standing down despite not having direct knowledge of the tax office’s actions. “Yes, I was minister of social affairs,” he said in a video message. “No, I did not know that the tax office had launched an unlawful hunt for thousands of families.” His decision puts further pressure on Rutte ahead of a Cabinet meeting Friday at which ministers will decide on their reaction to a scathing report issued last month that said the tax office policy aimed at rooting out fraud had violated “fundamental principles of the rule of law.” Many of the wrongfully accused parents were plunged into debt when...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Concern about poor working conditions in the meat industry after repeated coronavirus outbreaks at slaughterhouses may speed up a trend among Germans to opt for higher-priced, better quality meat and vegetarian and vegan substitutes. Germany, Europe's biggest pork producer and home to 1,500 varieties of sausage, has seen meat consumption decline for years as people buy less of it driven by health reasons and concerns for animal welfare. The coronavirus pandemic may have added a further reason to the list, after outbreaks at slaughterhouses and meat packing plants drew the public's attention to the industry's use of subcontracted workers from eastern Europe who live in cramped accommodation. "We see a trend away from very cheap meat and towards higher quality and substitute products," said Robert Kecskes, an analyst from the market research company GfK. "It is not only about animal welfare, it is about human welfare, and that will become entrenched in people's minds. In this respect, the meat industry will definitely have a hard time in the near future." Some 600,000 people around Guetersloh, in the...
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