NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre repaid $ 600,000 to the State of Mississippi, which was part of the funds paid to him from state welfare for appearances without showing up.
Via Emily Wagster Pettus du Associated pressMississippi state auditor Shad White confirmed that Favre had repaid the $ 600,000, but said an additional $ 228,000 in interest remained unpaid.
“If he doesn’t pay this within 30 days of our request, the GA will be responsible for enforcing the interest payment in court,” White said.
Favre was paid $ 1.1 million by the state “for appearances, promotions, autographs and speaking engagements.” However, Favre did not speak and was not even present at the events in question for which he was paid.
Favre initially repaid $ 500,000 in May 2020 with a commitment to pay the remaining amount in installments in subsequent months. It took more than a year for Favre to recover the remainder of the initial $ 1.1 million repaid to the state.
The state may ultimately decide that it is not worth suing Favre for the interest, as the amount of the original payment is now fully returned. Favre is not facing any criminal charges for receiving the funds.