Brett Farve’s Radio Show Is on Hiatus While Welfare Lawsuit Unfolds

SiriusXM is pausing Brett Favre’s radio show “The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray” as the Mississippi Department of Human Services pursues a lawsuit against him and dozens of others for the alleged misuse of state welfare funds.

Photo Credit: Getty Images
Photo Credit: Getty Images

SiriusXM is pausing Brett Favre’s radio show “The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray” as the Mississippi Department of Human Services pursues a lawsuit against him and dozens of others for the alleged misuse of state welfare funds. According to the state’s civil lawsuit, Favre and others “squandered” more than $20 million from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, which is intended to fight poverty. Officials behind the lawsuit are hoping to recover the allegedly misspent funds.

Text messages recently surfaced involving Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Favre, former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, and others. They seemingly indicate that the individuals worked to divert funds from the state program for a volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi, which is where Favre's daughter played the sport.

NBC Sports has also suspended Favre's weekly appearance on ESPN Milwaukee. The former NFL quarterback has denied any wrongdoing.