Brett Favre repaying $1.1M for no-show speeches, auditor says

JACKSON, Miss. — Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is repaying $1.1 million in welfare money that he received for multiple speeches where he did not show up, the Mississippi state auditor said Wednesday.Auditor Shad White said his office received $500,000 from Favre on Wednesday, plus a commitment that Favre will repay the other $600,000 in installments over the next few months.Favre's effort to repay the money came two days after White released an audit of spending by the Mississippi Department of Human Services that showed Favre had been paid by Mississippi Community Education Center, a nonprofit group whose former leader has been indicted in a welfare embezzlement scheme.Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the U.S., and the community education center had contracts with Human Services to spend money through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, also known as TANF.“I want to applaud Mr.

TMZ Sports: Brett Favre on Packers drafting QB, 'No one's replacing Aaron Rodgers'

MILWAUKEE -- Days before the NFL Draft, TMZ Sports spoke with Brett Favre about the possibility Green Bay could take a quarterback in the first round.Favre said he had talked with Aaron Rodgers about that -- and insists #12 didn't have a problem with it.Fast-forward to GB selecting Utah State QB Jordan Love with the 26th overall pick ...

Brett Favre hoodwinked by anti-Semitic group in deleted video clip

MILWAUKEE -- Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre mistakenly shared an anti-Semitic message on a viral smartphone app after being misled by a group of anti-Semitic internet users.Favre's message was accidentally shared on Cameo, an app that allows consumers to purchase personalized video messages from celebrities and sports figures.In a Facebook post, Favre explained that he's fulfilled over 50 Cameo video requests without incident. "Since I match service dogs with military veterans who have PTSD, I assumed that the request stemmed from my interest in veterans affairs and recorded the message," said Favre.According to Buzzfeed News, the message was as follows:

Brees, Brady closing in on catching Favre on TD passing list

Drew Brees and Tom Brady enter Week 10 of the NFL's schedule neck and neck in closing in on matching Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season list.Brees has 506 touchdowns passing, two behind Favre, as the New Orleans Saints play at Cincinnati.

Brett Favre says he went to rehab 3 times to fight addictions

GREEN BAY — Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his career to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol.Favre told Sports Illustrated he took as many as 14 Vicodin at one time during the 1995 season in Green Bay.

Blast from the past: Baker Mayfield lights up the internet with picture from the past

MILWAUKEE -- NFL prospect Baker Mayfield, who played for the Oklahoma Sooners and is geared up for the start of the NFL Draft, is lighting up the internet with a recreation of a picture from the past.The picture replicates one that shows Brett Favre being selected in the second round by the Atlanta Falcons on Draft Day in 1991.Favre even responded to the Mayfield's tweet.

Brett Favre says he might have had 'thousands' of concussions

Brett Favre says he might have had "thousands" of concussions during his Hall of Fame career.The three-time NFL MVP who played from 1992-2010 and was known for his aggressive approach to football said Thursday on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today" that he is experiencing short-term memory issues.Favre, 48, has become an advocate for concussion research and said he had three or four known concussions during his lengthy career."But as we're learning about concussions," he told Kelly, "there's a term we use in football and maybe other sports, that I got 'dinged.'"If that's a concussion, then I've had hundreds, probably thousands, throughout my career, which is frightening."Favre added that he worries about developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as he ages.