Report: Brett Favre's Charity Gave Money Meant For Kids, Cancer Patients To Alma Mater
Report: Brett Favre's Charity Gifted Donated $ Meant For Kids, Cancer Patients To Univ. Of Southern Miss
9/29/2022 8:51 AM PT
More troubling allegations surrounding Brett Favre ... the NFL legend's charity -- whose mission is to help underserved and disabled children and breast cancer patients -- reportedly gifted donated funds to his alma maters' athletic department.
Favre's charity, Favre 4 Hope, donated more than $130,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation between 2018-2020, according to The Athletic ... money meant for children and cancer patients.
The outlet reports tax records show Favre's charity gave the USM foundation $60,000 in 2018 and $46,817 in 2019. In 2020, the foundation received $26,715 from Brett's charity.
Other organizations received money, according to The Athletic, but those amounts were typically under $10K.
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The donations all came while Favre allegedly tried to obtain $5 million from Mississippi's welfare fund, meant for the state's most vulnerable, to build Univ. of Southern Miss. a new multi-million volleyball facility.
Favre's daughter was a volleyball player at the university at the time.
Favre's attorney, Bud Holmes, issued ESPN a statement Wednesday night, saying, "He has been very generous to Southern Miss since he played ball there."
"Those particular things [the donations in question] I don't know, but I know he has always given back, something most athletes don't do."
Favre -- who is being sued by the state of Mississippi over the alleged funds -- claims he didn't know where the money originated ... though texts appear to show the HOF'er was worried about being caught.
Even though the Super Bowl-winning QB hasn't been criminally charged, many of Brett's business partners have distanced themselves from him, including SiriusXM ... who put his radio show on hold.