JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – In a video posted to his Facebook page, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre released a press release thanking his followers after “recent allegations.”
Favre has been within the headlines this 12 months after reports of him being the inspiration behind at the very least $8 million in welfare misspending in Mississippi.
Within the Facebook video, Favre thanked his followers and expressed how much their loyalty meant to him.
“Trust me, the reality will come out in time, but I actually appreciate your support,” he stated.
The previous NFL quarterback has not been charged with against the law, but Mississippi Today reported he was ordered to pay back $1.1 million in welfare dollars he received.
Last month, Favre talked to Fox News in regards to the allegations against him.
“I actually have been unjustly smeared within the media,” Favre said in a press release to Fox News Digital. “I actually have done nothing unsuitable, and it’s past time to set the record straight.”
Mississippi Today reported considered one of the welfare expenses Favre inspired was a $5 million payment to the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), which is his alma mater, for a volleyball center. The planners of the project called the constructing a “wellness center,” and claimed the constructing would serve needy families within the Hattiesburg area.
In his statement to Fox News, Favre said he didn’t know that project was funded with welfare dollars. He also said attorneys vetted the project before it was approved.
Recently, the president of the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees said that USM should repay $5 million in welfare funds used to construct a volleyball stadium.