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 ...