At least two brands appear to be quietly distancing themselves from Brett Favre in the aftermath of his connection to a welfare scandal.
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Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 20 seasons, primarily with the Green Bay Packers.
|October 10, 1969
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
|222 lb (101 kg)
|Hancock North Central
|Southern Miss (1987–1990)
|1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Favre had 321 consecutive starts from 1992 to 2010, including 297 regular season games, the most in league history.
He was also the first NFL quarterback to obtain 70,000 yards, 10,000 passes, 6,000 completions, 500 touchdowns, 200 wins, and victories over all 32 teams.
Traded to the Packers, he became their starter early into the 1992 season and revitalized a franchise that had been in a period of decline since the late 1960s.
During his 16 seasons with Green Bay, he led the team to 11 playoff appearances, seven division titles, four NFC Championship Games, two consecutive Super Bowl appearances, and one championship title in Super Bowl XXXI, the team’s first in nearly three decades.
Favre was traded in 2008 to the New York Jets, where he played one year, and spent his final two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
A key figure in Mississippi’s welfare spending scandal has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges under an arrangement that signals he may be cooperating, according to court records.
John Davis directed Mississippi’s welfare agency while it doled out millions of dollars in federal welfare money to projects investigators now say were improper, including a new volleyball facility requested by former NFL quarterback Brett Favre that benefited his daughter.
According to court records, Davis agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud and theft — charges that together carry a maximum of 15 years in prison.
“At Davis’s direction, (Mississippi’s welfare agency) provided federal funds to two nonprofit organizations and then directed the two nonprofit organizations to fraudulently award contracts to various entities and individuals for social services that were never provided,” the Justice Department said in a news release.
The plea represents the first federal prosecutorial action in the two-year-old scandal, though another main player has been indicted on unrelated federal charges.
Davis worked for then-Gov. Phil Bryant, who has consistently denied that he was aware that federal welfare money was being used for the projects, in violation of state and federal laws.
As NBC News has previously reported, Davis was involved in discussions with Bryant and Favre about securing millions of dollars for the volleyball facility. Favre also secured $3.2 million for a drug company in which he had invested, according to court records.
Brett Favre stats
Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round with the 33rd overall pick in the 1991 NFL Draft.
On July 19, 1991, Favre agreed to a three-year, US$1.4 million contract with a reported signing bonus of $350,000.
|Career NFL statistics
On February 11, 1992, Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf traded the first-round pick his team had received from the Philadelphia Eagles (17th overall) in a trade the previous year to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for Favre.
Wolf, while an assistant to the general manager of the New York Jets, had intended to take Favre in the 1991 NFL Draft, but Favre was taken by the Falcons on the previous pick.
In 1995, Favre won the first of his three AP MVP awards. He led the Packers to an 11–5 record, Green Bay’s best record in nearly thirty years.
Favre passed for a career-high of 4,413 yards, 38 touchdowns, and recorded a quarterback rating of 99.5, which was the highest of his career until he recorded a rating of 107.2 during the 2009 season.
Favre also tied an NFL record by passing for at least two touchdowns in twelve consecutive games, a feat he accomplished over the 1994–1995 seasons.
The Packers advanced to the NFC Championship Game after upsetting the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round.
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Brett Favre shocks the denim world by announcing his retirement from Wrangler Jeans.
Millions of hillbillies and middle aged men who get through their mid life crisis by playing backyard football with their dog were devastated today after hearing the news.
Cletus McKlintock from Ft. Cherry PA (outside of Pittsburgh), says that Brett was his hero he made Wrangler Jeans and shopping at KMART cool again.
Cletus was in shock when he heard the news that Brett may sign with Levi’s. Not that I have anything against Levi or his jeans says McKlintock but I just can’t afford them or to shop at the high end stores that there sold in like Sears.
Tom Benton from Buffalo, NY says he too was in utter disarray when he heard the news. I was never able to father a son of my own to push my childhood failures on by pushing them into sports they didn’t want to play says Benton.
So backyard football with my friends is the last thing I have left and Brett is what made us feel young again.
No one knows what Brett is going to do next but I can assure you once again no one will care. ESPN will be the only ones keeping the story alive because once again baseball fails to fill the void.
Brett Favre is a retired American professional football quarterback who has a net worth of $100 million.
|Date of Birth:
|Oct 10, 1969 (52 years old)
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
|American football player, Athlete, Actor
|United States of America
Both during and after his NFL career Brett has earned millions from a variety of endorsements. Notable endorsement partners include Nike, Wrangler Jeans, MasterCard, Prilosec and Foot Locker.
At the peak of his playing days he earned $7-9 million per year, giving him annual total income of $15-18 million on a number of occasions.