Reports Claim Former Packers QB Brett Favre Was Paid $1 Million for Events He Didn't Attend

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Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre | Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Some distasteful news surfaced on Tuesday regarding Brett Favre's alleged involvement in a massive welfare embezzlement scheme.

On Tuesday, Favre's name appeared in a multi-million dollar welfare fraud scheme in his home state of Mississippi. Per reports, the Green Bay Packers legend was paid north of $1 million for events that he didn't attend.

According to the Associated Press, an anonymous individual within Mississippi's Department of Human Services saw to it that the Hall of Fame quarterback received $1.1 million for two separate speaking engagements. Not only did Favre not speak at the events, but he literally wasn't even in attendance.

Back in February, John Davis, the former director of the Department of Human Services, was charged with embezzling close to $4 million from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. A simple connecting of the dots makes this a terrible look for Favre.

Reports claim that the DHS gave over $90 million to nonprofit organizations, both of which proceeded to allegedly spend that money in a highly suspicious manner.

The state audit claims that "Favre Enterprises" received payments of $500,000 and $600,000 within a seven-month span from December of 2017 to June of 2018 for those alleged appearances, which were to include autographs, promotions, and the aforementioned speaking engagements.

This is a developing story, and we'll provide further updates on Favre's supposed involvement in the fraud scheme as they are made available.