Brett Favre Accused Of More Welfare Fraud

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Former NFL player Brett Favre walks off the 10th tee box during the Celebrity Foursome at the second round of the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge Golf Club on June 11, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Brett Favre is involved in yet another Mississippi welfare fraud case.

Brett Favre is currently being investigated for allegedly partaking in a Welfare Fraud scheme in Mississippi. Unfortunately, it is a story that has largely been overlooked, although this is a very complicated matter.

Essentially, Favre was accused of rerouting $5 million worth of Mississippi's welfare money to his Alma Mater. The school in question is the University of Southern Mississippi. Favre reportedly did this while in cahoots with state officials. The goal was to help build a facility for the volleyball whom Favre's daughter plays for.

Former NFL player Brett Favre walks off the 10th tee box during the Celebrity Foursome at the second round of the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge Golf Club on June 11, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Favre has rightfully been criticized for this reported violation. For now, Favre is simply being accused of these crimes and has yet to see any criminal consequences. Of course, that could change, especially with the investigation ongoing.

New Allegations

Now, however, ESPN is reporting that Favre is being wrapped up in another supposed Welfare Fraud scheme. The Packers legend is currently in business with Jake VanLandingham who owns Prevacus and PresolMD. These companies are in the business of concussion research and allegedly lied to investors about how effective their treatments are.

Former NFL player Brett Favre throws a football to a fan on the 14th green during the Celebrity Foursome at the second round of the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge Golf Club on June 11, 2022 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The kicker here is that the companies allegedly got a $2.1 million grant from the Mississippi government. Once again, it is being reported that this money was supposed to go to Welfare programs in the state. VanLandingham is denying any involvement in the scam, saying "I had no idea this was welfare money, and I've always been an upstanding person when it comes to research."

As for Favre, he has yet to make any comments on the situation. At this time, these new allegations are still developing. Stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news and updates regarding this story. There are many moving parts, and we will continue to break them down for you.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.