Brett Favre Looks To Dismiss Mississippi Lawsuit

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Brett Favre continues to be implicated in a massive welfare fraud scheme.

Brett Favre is being accused of welfare fraud in the state of Mississippi. You have probably already heard this story by now, and no matter how many times it's recounted, it is always enraging. As the story goes, Favre allegedly diverted welfare funds in Mississippi.

According to reports, these funds went to the University of Southern Mississippi where Favre's daughter plays volleyball. Furthermore, a couple of concussion research companies he was involved with received money as well. Additionally, text messages were leaked that seemingly indicate he was in cahoots with high-ranking state officials.

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All of this has led to a lawsuit from the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Thirty-eight people are being sued by the MDHS. According to ESPN, this is because a total of $77 million has been diverted from Mississippi's welfare allotment.

Brett Favre Looking To End Lawsuit

Subsequently, Favre and his legal team have filed a motion to put a stop to the lawsuit against him. As you will read below, Favre's team believes the allegations have no merit. Moreover, they believe Mississippi just wants to make an example out of him because he's a celebrity.

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"It is apparent that MDHS has sued Favre, a Mississippi and national celebrity, in an effort to deflect responsibility for its own egregious wrongdoing," the motion reads.

No matter how you swing this, this is a horrible look for Favre and the state of Mississippi as a whole. These sorts of things need to be dealt with swiftly, and we're sure new information will be released soon. Having said that, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sports world.

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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.