JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre has asked to be excluded from a lawsuit brought by the state of Mississippi seeking to recover millions of dollars in squandered welfare funds meant for America’s poorest people.
Favre’s attorney filed the documents Monday saying the Mississippi Department of Social Services “baselessly and irresponsibly seeks to blame Favre for his grossly improper management of the Social Welfare Fund and his failures to properly monitor and audit” as used by the organizations. funds.
Favre’s attorney, Eric D. Hirschmann, said in the complaint filed in Hinds County Court: “Favre’s inclusion in the lawsuit had the intended effect — bringing the case to national press attention.”
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