MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The ugly scandal involving one of Mississippi's favorite sons is getting uglier.
New text messages made public suggest legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre and former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant took part in a scheme to divert $77 million meant for poor kids.
The former director of the state's welfare agency already pleaded guilty.
According to Mississippi Today, text messages show Favre tried to get at least $5 million in welfare money to build a volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi, where his daughter played.
He has claimed he didn't know where the money came from, but a text exchange says otherwise.
He said, "If you were to pay me, is there any way the media can find out where it came from and how much?"
Favre has not been charged with a crime, although he has been questioned by the FBI.
As a longtime Green Bay Packers fan, these revelations are not what I want to hear, but as a reporter, this feels like we've only begun to learn how deep the corruption went. Favre's tarnished image will likely only get worse.