For a few months now, there's been a spending scandal simmering in Mississippi, as a state auditor has discovered $94 million in questionable spending by the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
It got interesting recently when a couple of notable names were dragged into the mix, including Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre and wrestling legend Ted DiBiase. It was brilliantly recapped by me here.
Favre was in the mix because he was paid $1.1 million for two speaking engagements. Not only did he not speak at the events in question, he wasn't even present.
After a couple days of marinating on the subject and receiving backlash from inside the greatest state ever created, Favre responded Wednesday night.
He did what most men his age recovering from penis scandals do, he took to Facebook.
I'm going to be honest here. I don't know the legal ins-and-outs of things like this. So I'm not sure if "I didn't know about it, here's the money back" is going to work here. And further, It seems like a stretch that somebody gave Favre over a million bucks and he was clueless about it.
But it's still a hell of an effort.
I, for one, am glad that the Mississippi Welfare Department is getting $1.1 million back, because that gives me hope for when Dave fires me and I have to retreat to a doublewide on the family farm in West Point.
I don't know if Favre was ever going to get in trouble or if he's still going to get in trouble, all I know is this: It's 2020 and the most effective way of communicating in Mississippi remains a Facebook wall. I'm not sure what that says about us but I'm not proud.
No, wait, I am sure. You can't just say "Oops my bad" and give that kind of money back. This shit's going to get deeper.