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Brett Favre's involvement in the Mississippi welfare scandal has received a lot of attention. But what about the companies that still support him today?

Fellow critics of all things sports, media and sports media: can we switch now?

We need to stop tweeting, writing, and saying that Brett Favre’s benefit embezzlement story isn’t getting “media” attention. It definitely is. Thanks to the hard work of several journalists in Mississippi, this writer explained more than two years ago why Ferb allocated his $1.1 million for families in need through the Mississippi Department of Social Services. I began to wonder if I was.

Yes, many outlets are Mississippi Today’s and Great coverage from the Mississippi Free Press, but it’s been getting a lot of attention from major media outlets in recent weeks.

Note Companies that continue to stick with Ferb despite mounting evidence that Ferb deliberately stole millions of dollars from the poorest people in the poorest states in the country to build vanity projects at his alma mater should be focused on.

on sunday, Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reported on the Sirius XM via Twitter. put Ferb’s weekly show “on hold” in light of headlines, and the 33rd Team, a website founded by former NFL team executives Mike Tanenbaum and Joe Banner, has also suspended his contract. These follow Friday’s news that Milwaukee’s ESPN Radio affiliate has decided to “pause” Favre’s weekly appearances.

Sitting courtside at the Bucks-Kings game in Sacramento in March, Brett Favre (center) is a prominent figure in a study into the waste of Mississippi welfare funds. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

However, as reported by Front Office Sports, three companies using Favre as a spokesperson are now backing the 52-year-old man. Hallow, a Catholic prayer and meditation app. Odyssey Health is developing a concussion drug.

Hallow’s website still has a photo of Favre, but the page with “Meditations for Athletes” has been edited to remove his short bio and resilience recommendations (the internet never forgets). not).

CopperFit has confirmed its relationship with Favre, saying Favre has “always acted with honor”. “Very decent person” In last week’s statement, it was… sure. Even before the Mississippi welfare story, Favre had repeatedly made offensive and unethical accusations and business deals. Maybe “respectable” and “respectable” mean different things to different people.

Although Odyssey Health has removed Favre from its website, two of Favre’s last three tweets on July 12 and August 24 were retweets by the company. Last year, Odyssey acquired Prevacus. Prevacus is a biomedical startup also heavily involved in the Mississippi welfare fund scandal. Mississippi Today reported that Favre, with the help of former Gov. Phil Bryant, will pour millions more in welfare funds into Prevacus, in exchange for which Bryant will receive stock in the company after his resignation.

Fav has not been charged with a crime. Federal authorities are involved and the FBI is questioning his Favre. But who wants to relate tangentially to this? of at least $77 million was wasted.

When you add up the $1.1 million Favre was given to “promote” Families First For Mississippi (remember, kids: a selfie with a washed-up quarterback is better than a refrigerator full of healthy food). much better) at the $5 million volleyball stadium University of Southern Mississippi, Prevacus, Favre, and his $1.7 million in profits earned about 10% of the amount the auditors claimed was misused.

Again, that money was supposed to go to the poorest people in the poorest states in the country. The minimum wage in Mississippi is $7.25 an hour. Median household income is $46,500, well below the 2020 federal average of $67,500. Her 28% of children in the state live in poverty. Those numbers are even worse for the state’s black residents, who make up her 38% of the state.

The capital, Jackson, has been without drinking water for weeks this summer.

Text messages obtained by Mississippi Today and Mississippi Free Press show Favre knew taking the money was wrong, and even Bryant reportedly texted Favre in September 2019. It is [sic] Old federal prison. ”

Still he persisted.

Fabre is in the spotlight. So do companies that seem to think what he’s allegedly done is acceptable.