Brett Favre is finally breaking his silence on his alleged role in the Mississippi welfare funds scandal ... insisting this week, "I have done nothing wrong."
Favre released a lengthy statement to Fox News in order to "set the record straight" -- claiming he had no idea that the funds he was seeking to help build a volleyball facility at Southern Mississippi were intended for those in need.
"No one ever told me, and I did not know, that funds designated for welfare recipients were going to the University or me," the NFL legend said. "I tried to help my alma mater USM, a public Mississippi state university, raise funds for a wellness center. My goal was and always will be to improve the athletic facilities at my university."
As we reported, Favre has been accused of working with government officials to obtain $5 million from Mississippi welfare funds in order to build the venue at his alma mater -- where his daughter played volleyball.