Text show Bryant helped Brett Favre secure welfare funding

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rssfeeds.hattiesburgamerican.com – Mississippi Clarion Ledger – 2022-09-13 22:13:38

Text Show Bryant Helped Brett Favre Secure Welfare Funding

Text messages entered Monday into the state’s ongoing civil over the welfare scandal reveal that former Gov. Phil Bryant pushed to make NFL legend Brett Favre’s volleyball idea a reality.

The texts show that the then-governor even guided Favre on how to write a funding proposal so that it could be accepted by the Mississippi Department of Human Services — even after Bryant ousted the former welfare agency director John Davis for suspected fraud.

“Just left Brett Favre,” Bryant texted nonprofit founder Nancy New in July of 2019, within weeks of Davis’ departure. “Can we…

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