Brett Favre has recently received a lot of backlash over the past month for his role in embezzling millions from the Mississippi welfare fund. In a case involving multiple twists and turns, Favre was primarily accused of funneling a transfer of at least $5 million to build a new volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi while his daughter was playing there. volley ball.

But there is more to the story. It now appears that Favre was also involved in funding a particularly controversial product. The former Green Bay Packers quarterback had actively promoted the PreVPro product which was supposed to be a cream to treat concussions.

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According to Front Office Sports, the pharmaceutical company Prevacus received $2.2 million from the Mississippi State Social Fund for the development of this miracle cream. The funds came directly from Mississippi Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds.

What makes matters worse is the cruelty to animals that went into making this cream. NFL insider AJ Perez explained how the company looted the needy while killing harmless dogs in the process:

Thousands of dollars of TANF funds were diverted from the original Prevacus concussion treatment to develop PreVPro cream. However, it was never mass-produced for sale to the public, despite multiple animal experiments that resulted in the deaths of at least half a dozen dogs.”

The former Packers QB’s reputation has really taken a hit over the past few months thanks to all the controversies he currently finds himself embroiled in. Several NFL fans even said the gunslinger should be removed from the Pro Football Hall of Famer for the same. Fave, however, has so far maintained his plea of ​​innocence.

Brett Favre claims he was ‘unfairly vilified’ by media for welfare fund scam

As the media and fans took aim at Favre over the scandal, the former Packers star issued his own statement claiming his innocence in a statement to FOX:

“I have been unjustly vilified in the media. I have done nothing wrong, and it is high time to set the record straight.”

Favre claimed he was unaware that the money he requested to establish a wellness center in his alma case came from the welfare fund:

“Nobody ever told me, and I didn’t know it, that funds for welfare recipients were going to college or to me. I tried to help my alma mater USM, a college Mississippi State Public Service, to raise money for a wellness center. My goal was and always will be to improve the athletic facilities at my university.”

There is evidence to be provided, however, that Favre was aware of what was going on. As authorities continue to uncover more clues regarding the case, the optics certainly don’t look good for the Packers legend.

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Edited by Souryadeep Mazumder

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