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Former Southern Miss President Targeted for Brett Favre Communications

Aug 19, 2023

Former University of Southern Mississippi president Rodney Bennett was subpoenaed Friday for communications with alum Brett Favre and others close to the Hall of Fame quarterback.

In the subpoena obtained by Front Office Sports, the Mississippi Department of Human Services — which sued Favre, the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation, and others in the agency’s effort to recover millions of misspent welfare funds — requested Bennett to turn over electronic communications related to Favre’s efforts to build a volleyball center at the school.

MDHS alleged in previous filings that Favre entered into a handshake agreement in April 2017 to fund the facility at Southern Miss, where his daughter played the sport at school. Instead, Favre allegedly got the funds from the MDHS despite allegedly knowing the use of the money was “illegal.”

Source: Front Office Sports

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