In one of the strangest sports stories of the year – outside of a global pandemic ending sportwho found $ 94 million in questionable spending from a government agency. Favre’s share was only $ 1.1 million, which he received for speeches he never attended, but would return the money he received.
The former Packers, Jets and Vikings quarterback has paid an initial sum of $ 500,000 and will pay the rest in installments. State auditor Shad White announced the payment on Wednesday, according to the Sun Herald.
“Today my office received $ 500,000 from Brett Favre in reimbursement of TANF money it paid through MCEC and a commitment to reimburse the rest in installments over the next few months,” said White in a statement. “The money will be kept in our compensation account for a period of time and then sent in full to the Mississippi Department of Human Services to be used for appropriate expenses at TANF.
“I would like to congratulate Mr. Favre for his good faith efforts to remedy this problem and make TANF taxpayers and families whole,” he continued. “To date, we have not seen any document indicating that Mr. Favre knew that the TANF was the program that had served as the source of the money paid to him. “