Brett Favre’s SiriusXM radio show ‘suspended’ following welfare scandal
SiriusXM has joined a Milwaukee radio station to stop Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre from appearing on their airwaves, according to multiple reports.
Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reported Sunday morning that Favre’s show on SiriusXM NFL Radio was now “on hold.”
Favre began co-hosting “The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray” in 2018. The show aired Tuesdays until its final airing on September 13.
On Friday, Front Office Sports reported that ESPN Milwaukee’s parent company had halted Favre’s weekly appearances on that radio station.
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Favre’s actions have come under intense scrutiny following allegations of ill-spent public funds in Mississippi that should have gone to low-income residents. The state has filed a lawsuit, saying Favre and others redirected more than $20 million through a nonprofit to fund pet projects and pay for personal expenses.
Favre denied the allegations.
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Favre has not been charged with a crime, but text messages from him and former Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant confirmed that Favre knew where the money came from as he sought to build a volleyball arena at the University of Southern Mississippi, where her daughter previously played.
Former Mississippi Department of Human Services director John Davis pleaded guilty this week to one count of conspiracy and one count of fraud against the government.
Contributor: Scooby Axson