Frank Muldoon | CNBC
SiriusXM has put Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre’s NFL show on hold because of his involvement in an alleged welfare fraud scheme in Mississippi, according to reports.
Favre and nearly 40 others were sued by the Mississippi Department of Human Services in May for allegedly diverting millions of dollars in federal welfare benefits to finance personal projects. Favre may have used the funds to help build a new volleyball stadium at the university where his daughter played, according to Mississippi’s state auditor.
In a series of text messages released in a court filing, Favre sought assurances from a nonprofit executive that the public would never learn he was seeking millions of dollars in grants from the Mississippi welfare agency.
Favre has denied wrongdoing.
He hosts “The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray,” a show that has typically aired on Tuesdays since 2018. SiriusXM isn’t the only company to distance itself from Favre, as ESPN Milwaukee announced Saturday that it is temporarily shutting down Favre from his weekly appearances, according to NBC Sports.