Former NFL star quarterback Brett Favre is one of those sued by the state of Mississippi in an improper subsidy case. The state is seeking to recover millions of dollars that went missing when they were meant for anti-poverty programs. Among those prosecuted are also three former professional wrestlers.
Favre, 52, who lived for a long time in Mississippi, had received $1.1 million from a state agency to give speeches and ensure his presence at demonstrations, benefits he never performed. The 1997 Super Bowl winner with the Green Bay Packers has already repaid that amount, but the state is also claiming $228,000 in interest.