Brett Favre was sexually harassing the poor in Mississippi long before he robbed them


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The past few days, The Gunslinger: The Amazing, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favretold people they shouldn’t read his books.

Perlman revealed he felt that the book was a good productand he felt like he did his due diligence in writing about Favre’s substance abuse, his miserable treatment of women, his philanthropy, and his other highly offensive traits. He excels at this kind of work by digging up buried gossip, but the future festers and exposes. was just

Perlman is too hard on himself, but I’m driven by impulses. To write, I know I have to stand up for the heroic things he did to win. A playoff, a cannon in his arm, and an engaging on-field presence.but if you read the beginning gunslinger, learned a lot about where Brett Favre came from.I’ve read a lot of books about athletes, but Favre’s dad might be the most extreme-up sports dad I’ve ever read. running a football retrograde attack that seems out of place, dragging all his sons to quarterback, coaching them in high school, and then claimed Even if you could reliably throw a football 50 yards away, you never would. what the hell? Was he just trying to prove that no matter how well young Favre accomplished something, he would still be there with his hand on the lever? , when you’re bad enough, your kid will be like Brett Favre.

For Brett Favre’s core story, see this Mississippi welfare fund The robbery plan is very complicatedBasically, the federal government has this program called Temporary Assistance for Families in Need. In the past, money sent to TANF was distributed in checks and sent to needy families (also known as welfare).kind of person hated Because welfare is money given to poor and desperate people to help their families, not what they earn through their work.1996 Bill Clinton spearheaded efforts to abolish federal welfare checks Because there was never a right turn that Slick Willie didn’t like for convenience.

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Instead of giving that money directly to the poor who could use it for groceries or rent, TANF issues the money to state governments and expects them to somehow allocate dollars as aid to the poor. More conservative states consider the idea of ​​welfare itself offensive and often issue this money as grants to non-profit organizations that help the poor. Under former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, the fund has become a huge pile of money available to the rich in the state.

In all fairness to Fav, he wasn’t the only one who allegedly indulged in the abuse of funds allocated to the poorest people in the poorest states in the union. increase. Ted DiBiaseProfessional Wrestling “Million Dollar Man”, Flaming Running Back Marcus DupreeBut Ferb, who earned a salary of $140 million while inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame and made tens of millions more as a spokesperson for the Wrangler and others, many About $8 million went to his foundation. Favre4HopeSupposedly providing aid to needy families in Mississippi and Wisconsin, he has built a $5 million new facility for his daughter’s college volleyball team and a small donation to a biotech company he has invested in. Poured money into unrelated businesses, including large investment rounds. (Ferve did not respond to a request for comment for this article.)

Fav has not been charged with anything and denies any wrongdoing. Unfortunately, he also sent the following text message ( Mississippi todaythe non-profit news organization that did most of the reporting related to this article):

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In any event, a few years ago, an attorney named Brad Pigot, who worked on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Human Services and a former U.S. District Attorney, got wind of this and began chasing the misused funds. , fired Pigot when he learned it was now operating under the watch of Tate Reeves. under dubious circumstances.

But back to Favre, who allegedly stole $5 million from the poorest people in the poorest union states. I don’t think anyone who knew Fabre was too surprised by this.

During his time in the NFL, Ferb was seen by the media as something of a hybrid of Wildlife and John Wayne. He was a gunslinger — a sloppy quarterback, big-ass arms, aired it every week, I never have He took time off (he played in 297 consecutive NFL games in the regular season, and 321 when including playoff performances). He also threw 336 interceptions. This is an all-time high, 59 times more than the next person on the list, George Blanda.

Ferb’s on-field recklessness marked his entire flicky life when he was in the NFL. He drank too much, messed up, and became addicted to Vicodin.To be fair, if you’re willing to do literally anything to keep the ridiculous Iron Man streak going, it’s probably hard not to. bells ring a thousand timesIn a time when the NFL considered practice to be standard operating procedure, as he claims, he was indeed getting concussions often.

But people back then didn’t care. Remember, this was before the internet televised every athlete in the world, and Favre’s recklessness was seen as fascinating, his failures inseparable from what made him great. As more systems-oriented quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady entered the league, Ferb couldn’t let go of his fantasy of John Wayne as an athlete. He became a mythical figure among the people.

But it’s finally time to embarrass Brett Favre. First, there was Green Bay’s successor, Aaron Rodgers. As it became clear that Rodgers was the future of the franchise, Favre became publicly unstable and even a little cranky. Leaked it out to a friendly reporter and took it back forever… until America’s greatest football team, the New York Jets, called him and seduced him. he’s back in the game.

In New York, Fabre finally lost sight of his own mythology. In 2008, he sent a series of obscene texts of his messages to his Jenn Sterger, a sideline reporter who worked for the Jets organization. Favre first contacted her Sterger via her Myspace, got her number, and began harassing her with her thirsty voicemails and messages. Starger’s claim, they had never even met in person. She claimed she didn’t complain because she didn’t want to lose her job with the Jets.

The story only leaked in 2010 because she told Deadspin reporter AJ Daulerio anecdotallyincidentally, he violated her confidence and chose to write about it anyway. Own bizarre story.) Somewhere in this spooky text storm, Favre sent Steger an unsolicited photo of his penis. The NFL investigated it but somehow came to no firm conclusions.Favre was fined a total of $50,000 for not cooperating with the investigation.He did not miss the game. did.

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After all of this went public, two massage therapists working for the Jets at the time, Christina Scabo and Shannon O’Toole, also filed charges. Likes to send obscene text messagesScavo’s husband confronted Favre and demanded an apology on his wife’s behalf. Fav declined. After they told the Jets about all this, the team’s massage therapist coordinator told O’Toole, “I will never work for the Jets again.” season.

But even after scandals and time wore down his public image, Favre’s energy was still there: By 2017, people kept asking him if the Gunslinger would ride again. Some people continued to believe in the myth long after Favre’s time ended.

Stephen A. Smith, Recently On these pages it is seen in a less flattering light, was talking about Ferb’s alleged Mississippi robbery and pondering aloud whether black athletes would receive the same legal respect that Ferb seemed to have ever been granted. I confess this analogy, not because it’s wrong, but because it doesn’t go far enough. If Brett Favre wasn’t white, if he wasn’t the kind of player people fantasize about as a Southern cowboy, he wouldn’t even be an NFL quarterback in the first place. I mean, look at the shit Randy Moss got caught for doing a silly skit while Favre sat on the sidelines. please give me:

It’s hard to imagine what hell Moss would be in if Favre had done a tenth of what he’d been through in his life and career.

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