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Brett Favre says he's 'unjustly smeared' in welfare case


October 12, 2022

Rogelio V. Solis, Associated Press file

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre spoke to the media in Jackson, Miss., Oct. 17, 2018.

JACKSON, Miss. - Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre says he is being treated unfairly in news coverage of a Mississippi welfare scandal, including about payments he received to help fund a pet project of his - a volleyball arena at the university he attended and where his daughter was playing the sport.

"I have been unjustly smeared in the media," Favre said in a statement to Fox News Digital, which was published Tuesday. "I have done nothing wrong, and it is past time to set the record straight.

"No one ever told me, and I did not know, that funds designated for welfare recipients were going to the University or me," Favre said. "I tried to help my alma mater USM, a public Mississippi state university, raise funds for a wellness center. My goal was and always will be to improve the athletic facilities at my university."


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