In the wake and heat of the Mississippi welfare scandal, two brands have reportedly scrubbed mentions of Brett Favre, and Front Office Sports has the details.
Favre should be in jail.
At least two brands appear to be quietly distancing themselves from Brett Favre in the aftermath of his connection to a welfare scandal in Mississippi.
Favre and the pharma startup the Hall of Fame quarterback was associated with are linked to millions in diverted funds, according to court filings and media reporters. The latest allegations — related to $5 million of misused welfare money that went to build a volleyball complex at the college where his daughter played — were reported by Mississippi Today on Sept. 13.
Favre’s sponsors have been mum despite repeated requests — some going back a full week — by Front Office Sports. CopperFit eventually sent a statement to FOS that stated it was sticking by Favre.
“Copper Fit has worked with Brett Favre for nearly nine years,” Copper Fit said. “He has always acted honorably, and we know him to be a very decent man. To our knowledge, he was cleared of any wrong-doing two years ago. We are confident that will be the case in the civil suit.”
That statement came out after the latest revelation in the welfare funds scandal that Mississippi Department of Human Services director John Davis agreed to cooperate with investigators as part of a plea agreement. The civil lawsuit — where many of the prior allegations of the scheme were detailed — was just one part of the scandal, and a source told FOS Favre remains on the radar of prosecutors.
The other companies have remained silent, although two companies have scrubbed most mentions of Favre on their respective websites.
It says a lot that sponsors are sticking by Favre and only silently trying to remove him. The only two that have done that are Odyssey Health and the prayer app Hallow.
Flip to the next page for Favre caught in 4k stealing money from the poor people of Mississippi.