Brett Favre responds in Facebook post to allegations by Mississippi auditor that he received illegal funds
(CBS 58) -- In October, a Mississippi auditor, Shad White, demanded Brett Favre pay back a total of $828,000 to the state of Mississippi. $600,000 in welfare money, that he claims Favre accepted for scheduled speeches that he didn't show up to, plus $282,000 in interest.
Now, Favre is responding to the allegations in a Facebook post.
He said, in part, "As I have said before, I would never accept money for no-show appearances, as the state of Mississippi auditor, Shad White, claims. I am doing all that I can to support this investigation to make things right for the people of Mississippi and I have shared all that I know, which is that I was paid for three years of commercials that I did, and I paid taxes on the money, as I should."
He went on to say that he has tried to seek clarification with White, but White has not returned his call.