Millions that were supposed to help the poor in the poorest state in the country instead went to projects that helped the rich,
like a volleyball stadium at Brett Favre's old school, the state says.
As Brett Favre got deeper into a scheme to use federal welfare money to build a volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi that cost more
than $5 million, he texted a question to the head of a nonprofit that gave money to welfare recipients in the poorest state in the country.
John Davis, who was the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services when Phil Bryant was governor,
pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing federal welfare money on both the federal and state levels.
Court documents say that millions of dollars were sent to friends and family.