NFL legend Brett Favre fired back at the media today saying he has been unjustly smeared. He said: “I have been unjustly smeared in the media. I have done nothing wrong, and it is past time to set the record straight.
“No one ever told me, and I did not know, that funds designated for welfare recipients were going to the University or me. I tried to help my alma mater USM, a public Mississippi state university, raise funds for a wellness center.
“My goal was and always will be to improve the athletic facilities at my university. State agencies provided the funds to Nancy New’s charity, the Mississippi Community Education Center, which then gave the funds to the University, all with the full knowledge and approval of other State agencies, including the State-wide Institute for Higher Learning, the Governor’s office and the Attorney General’s office.
“I was told that the legal work to ensure that these funds could be accepted by the university was done by State attorneys and State employees.
“After I found out the money I was paid for fundraising radio spots came from federal welfare funds, I returned all of it.”
Favre’s attorney, Eric Herschmann, said:
“Brett got paid for doing every radio spot that was requested.
“He never got paid for a ‘no show’ appearance. Anyone who has claimed otherwise, does not know the true facts.
“Brett entered into a private agreement to record a publicity pitch for a not-for-profit.
“Like most celebrities, he didn’t want his source of income to be public.
“That’s why he asked would it become public.”
“He had no idea that the payment came from TANF and had he known, he never would have accepted that money,” he said.
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