ESPN has suspended Brett Favre programming as public backlash over his welfare scandal intensifies.
ESPN suspended “The Brett Favre Show” podcast, the network confirmed to CBS MoneyWatch.
SiriusXM also paused Favre’s weekly radio show, as calls grow to indict the former Packers quarterback for allegedly stealing public funds.
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The Hall of Famer is accused of using Mississippi state’s welfare funds as his own personal piggy bank to build a volleyball stadium for his daughter back in 2017.
Favre, 52, also asked for an additional $1.8 million to $2 million to build an indoor practice facility for the University of Southern Mississippi’s football team.
“We are not taking No for an answer!” Favre wrote in a text message to then-Gov. Phil Bryant on Sept. 4, 2019.
Bryant responded, “We are going to get there. This was a great meeting. But we have to follow the law. I am to[o] old for Federal Prison.”
Favre faces a civil lawsuit as state officials seek to recoup part of $20 million he allegedly received in misspent welfare funds.
The lawsuit alleges that Favre, former WWE star Ted DiBiase and others “squandered” more than $20 million intended for welfare recipients.
Mississippi auditor Shad White found that state officials used a nonprofit organization to pay Favre $1.1 million for speeches that he never gave.
In an October 2021 Facebook post, Favre claimed he started repaying the money to the state. He also said he didn’t know the money came from a welfare fund.
Favre’s attorneys insist he did nothing wrong.