Brett Favre’s weekly SiriusXM show was halted after the former Green Bay Packers quarterback allegedly conspired with government officials to direct federal welfare funds to the University of Southern Mississippi, where his girl plays volleyball.
Favre’s Tuesday show, “The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray,” is “on hold,” a spokesperson confirmed to the Daily News on Monday, just days after ESPN Milwaukee announced it would temporarily suspended “The Brett Favre Show,” on which the Hall of Famer recaps Packers games.
Favre, 52, was accused of conspiring with former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to transfer federal welfare funds toward the construction of a new $5 million volleyball stadium for her daughter.
“Wow, I just hung up on Phil Bryant! He’s on board with us! We’re gonna do it!” Nonprofit founder Nancy New texted Favre, according to a new report from Mississippi Today last week.
“I saw the governor last night…everything will be fine,” reportedly texted Favre again in November 2017.
New and her son pleaded guilty in April to misusing social grant money. A former director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, John Davis, also pleaded guilty Thursday to federal and state felony charges of conspiracy to waste welfare money. All three agreed to testify against the co-conspirators.
Two years after the volleyball stadium, Favre also allegedly tried to move social funds to build an indoor training facility for the University of Southern Mississippi football team, The Associated reported Sunday. Press.