What do athletes, politicians, and celebrities all have in frequent?
They often blame the media once they screw up.
“I’ve been unjustly smeared within the media,” Favre mentioned in a latest assertion. “I’ve finished nothing fallacious, and it’s previous time to set the file straight.
“Nobody ever informed me, and I didn’t know, that funds designated for welfare recipients had been going to the College or me. I attempted to assist my alma mater USM [University of Southern Mississippi], a public Mississippi state college, elevate funds for a wellness heart. My purpose was and all the time might be to enhance the athletic amenities at my college.”
Earlier than we get to the “alleged” screenshots from Favre that present he was closely concerned with “allegedly” diverting hundreds of thousands away from poor Black individuals in Mississippi, let’s first deal with how Favre’s declare that this complete state of affairs has been made up by the media, is in a press release he launched to… the media. As FOX Information digital printed his rebuttal.
That is like when individuals get mad as a result of they suppose that sure tales aren’t getting reported with out realizing that they solely learn about the subject material as a result of somebody reported it.
Final month, Mississippi At this time printed a narrative about how the state’s former governor assisted Favre in utilizing welfare funding, allegedly, to pay for a volleyball stadium at his daughter’s faculty — the College of Southern Mississippi, the place he performed his faculty ball. The textual content messages paint an image of Favre & Co. intentionally diverting funds, allegedly, from the poor to provide much more to the wealthy. Favre denies the accusations and no expenses have been filed towards him at the moment. Nevertheless, no less than six individuals have been arrested, together with 5 who’ve pleaded responsible within the incident during which a Mississippi state audit found that $77 million in Short-term Help for Needy Households (TANF) funds had been diverted.
“Obviously, Mr. Favre knew that he was being paid in government funds, based on the texts,” Mississippi auditor Shad White informed The Related Press earlier this week. “He knew that these funds had been coming from the Division of Human Providers. He’s clearly acknowledged that he wanted to repay these funds, too.”
The texts are past damming.
“Was simply considering that right here is the best way to do it!!” Favre texted.
“If you happen to had been to pay me is there anyway [sic] the media can discover out the place it got here from and the way a lot?” Favre requested in one other.
There’s additionally a 2018 textual content from Brett Favre to former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant the place the Corridor of Fame quarterback suggests they use the jail trade to assemble the lockers — which is tantamount to slave labor.
The partitions are closing in round Favre and he is aware of it. And whereas this story hasn’t obtained practically the identical quantity of mainstream consideration as it could have if Favre hadn’t been diverting funds, allegedly, from poor Black individuals, issues are altering — particularly as Favre is attempting to behave like that is some fairy story that reporters made up.
The drama round Ime Udoka is turning into an afterthought, as a narrative that mixes popular culture, gossip, and the NBA has misplaced steam because the Boston Celtics are shifting on with out him. And with the return of Draymond Inexperienced to the Golden State Warriors, the curiosity within the NBA’s different huge cleaning soap opera is lessening.
Favre can’t disguise being “larger” information anymore. It’s like watching a quarterback understand that there’s nothing they will do to cease the oncoming blitz that’s headed their approach. Brace for influence, Brett. As a result of when you suppose we’re dumb sufficient to imagine you probably did nothing fallacious, we’re good sufficient to know that blaming the media is all the time a last-ditch effort of the responsible.