Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre’s weekly SiriusXM radio show is suspended after it was revealed the athlete was linked to welfare fraud in Mississippi. A representative for the broadcasting company shared the decision on Sunday, September 25 with Variety.
Court records show former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant told Favre in text messages that using state welfare funds to build new athletic facilities at the University of Southern Mississippi could be illegal. The Hall of Famer told his attorney he didn’t know where the money came from. Local plug mississippi today revealed that Favre’s involvement could be the biggest case of social fraud the state has ever seen. The total amount embezzled is at least $77 million.
News of Favre’s scandal broke around the same time Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka found himself in hot water for cheating on fiancée Nia Long with an NBA employee. At first, Favre’s news was overshadowed by Udoka’s story. However, soon many wondered why the former footballer didn’t have as many backlashes as Udoka.
Ime Udoka may or may have had a relationship with another consenting adult who violated company policy. It shouldn’t be more important than Brett Farve stealing millions in social funds from poor minorities for a volleyball stadium
— tweets from Lord Brunson (@lord_brunson) September 22, 2022
Many on social media have brought up the issue of race. Favre, who is white, received almost no media coverage, while Udoka, a Nigerian-American, made headlines: [tells] you everything you need to know.
Another tweet read, “Ime Udoka may have or may have had a relationship with another consenting adult who violated company policy. It shouldn’t be more important than Brett Favre stealing millions of social funds from poor minorities for a volleyball stadium.
The former Green Bay Packers quarterback has been featured on ‘The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray’ radio show since 2018. The rep who revealed Favre’s appearances would be put on hold pending investigation declined to comment further.
It’s very telling that the media is still talking about the Ime Udoka’a consensual case but has literally said nothing about Brett Farve defrauding millions of poor needy people in Mississippi!
—Lance Mann (@lancemann) September 26, 2022
Ime Udoka had….
Black Twitter: “BRETT FARVE EMBEZZLED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS 🗣️🗣️” pic.twitter.com/d7CtjfAfRd
—Rod Bridgers (@rod_bridgers) September 22, 2022
This new Ime Udoka making more headlines than the Brett Farve news tells you everything you need to know. 🙄
— Uche Perkins (@JustAFamilyMan_) September 22, 2022
Remember Brett Farve committed a REAL CRIME and still gets less coverage than Ime Udoka mixing work and play… pic.twitter.com/NY7LgQYlhD
— Miles (@mtvsthewrld_) September 22, 2022
I heard more about ESPN’s Ime Udoka than Brett Farve https://t.co/vSY646a2sw
—Delton Wells (@deltdiggs) September 22, 2022
My opinion on Ime Udoka’s situation is that Brett Farve stole money from poor people to build his daughter an elaborate volleyball arena.
— Joe Simons (@joesimonssays) September 22, 2022