Favre denies auditor’s claim he was paid for no-show work

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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, former NFL quarterback Brett Favre speaks with reporters in Jackson, Miss., about his support for Willowood Developmental Center, a facility that provides training and assistance for special needs students, The Mississippi state auditor said Wednesday, May 6, 2020, that Favre is repaying $1.1 million he received for multiple speaking engagements where auditor’s staffers said Favre did not show up. An audit of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, released May 4, said a nonprofit group used welfare money to pay Favre for $500,000 in December 2017 and $600,000 in June 2018. Favre is not charged with any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is disputing a Mississippi state auditor’s report that says he received $1.1 million in welfare money for multiple speaking engagements he didn’t show up for. Favre told ESPN Wisconsin’s “Wilde & Tausch” radio show he was being paid for his role in radio public service announcements and advertisements. He says he has never not shown up for an appearance. Favre has agreed to pay back the money.

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