Two years after Brett Favre allegedly collected tens of millions in welfare cash to fund a volleyball area at Southern Mississippi, a former state official claims the NFL legend wished additional cash for a soccer facility, new courtroom docs present.
Ex-Mississippi governor Phil Bryant‘s attorneys say textual content messages present Favre reached out to Bryant once more in 2019 concerning financing a possible indoor observe facility at his alma mater … this, after already allegedly taking round $5 million for the volleyball area.
Regardless of being warned of the intense authorized dangers, Bryant’s authorized staff claims Favre “continued to press for state funds” … and wished as much as $2 million for tasks, based on ESPN.
The docs state Favre advised Bryant by way of textual content … “We clearly want your assist massive time and time is working towards us. And we really feel that your identify is the right selection for this facility and we aren’t taking No for a solution! You’re a Southern Miss Alumni, and folk must know you might be additionally a supporter of the College.”
Bryant responded with warning, saying … “We’re going to get there. This was an amazing assembly. However we’ve got to observe the regulation. I’m to[o] outdated for Federal Jail.”
Bryant additionally alleges he spoke with former Southern Miss prez Rodney Bennett, who claimed he “requested Brett to not do the issues he is doing to hunt funding from state companies and the legislature.”
Favre — who’s listed as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the state of Mississippi over misspent welfare cash — has beforehand mentioned by his attorneys he didn’t know the place the funding for the ability got here from.
Former Mississippi Division of Human Providers director John Davis pled responsible to conspiring to defraud the State of Mississippi out of greater than $70 million in federal funds on Thursday.
Within the meantime, Favre’s SiriusXM Radio soccer present has been placed on ice.