Jeff Pearlman wrote a long biography of Brett Favre, a famous player for the Green Bay Packers. On Tuesday,
he said some harsh things about Favre on social media and told fans not to read the book.
Pearlman has written nine New York Times bestsellers about sports. In 2016, he wrote "Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett
Favre." His comments came right after text messages between Favre and disgraced Mississippi nonprofit executive Nancy New were made public.
She has pleaded guilty to 13 counts of felony related to a scandal in which $77 million from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
programme went to other places in Mississippi without permission. The 2017 conversation seemed to show that Favre knew money was being sent to him in the wrong way.
Favre wanted to pay for a volleyball facility at Southern Miss, where he went to school and where his daughter played volleyball.
Favre was glad that Phil Bryant, who was governor at the time, agreed to the deal. Favre has already been questioned by the FBI, and he has given back $1.1 million
that was supposedly given to him for motivational speeches he did not give. The money he got came from a federal programme called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
It was part of about $77 million in funds for people in need. The project for the volleyball stadium is said to have cost $5 million.