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'Favre'vergnügen?!....another Brett Favre controversy.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 21, 2022 05:31PM
....he promoted an experimental drug for concussions that he invested in....and again, he helped the maker get $2 million welfare money....

.....he used his clout with Mississippi law maker to 'divert' the funds.......experts doubt the drug works....he won't be held accountable for his part.....he doesn't seem to be a guy with any 'integrity'.....

Brett Favre helped an experimental drug maker get $2M in welfare money. Experts doubt the drug can work.

....Four years ago, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre joined forces with a Florida neuroscientist to promote an experimental drug — a nasal spray designed to quickly treat brain injuries from a concussion.

Favre, a major investor in the company, touted the substance on podcasts, radio interviews and national television, including on NBC. And he did more than evangelize, court records show — he successfully lobbied Mississippi state officials who granted the company $2.1 million in federal welfare money that was intended to help poor families.

The payment was illegal, state officials allege in a lawsuit — part of a huge Mississippi welfare misspending scandal that has tarnished Favre’s reputation.

But beyond that, experts say, it was a bad investment by the nation’s poorest state. Concussions are a huge problem in youth, college and professional sports, but as of today there is no evidence the experimental drug Favre promoted does anything to treat them in humans, according to a review of claims by the company.

The company that is now trying to bring the drug to market, Odyssey Health, appears to be on shaky financial ground, according to public filings. Experts in neuroscience and drug development say its promise to conduct human trials of the drug in Mississippi — supposedly an economic development benefit — appears unlikely to ever be fulfilled.

“You’re better off buying a lottery ticket,” said David Maris, a New Jersey-based financial analyst who specializes in pharmaceuticals and who examined financial statements for NBC News. “It’s destined to be a zero.”.....



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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2022 05:35PM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: 'Favre'vergnügen?!....another Brett Favre controversy.....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 21, 2022 05:36PM
Favre must really need the money. But at least after his arrest he can claim CTE.

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Re: 'Favre'vergnügen?!....another Brett Favre controversy.....
Posted by: hal
Date: November 21, 2022 06:18PM
so twice now he has talked MS officials into parting with state money for a project of his??

I was completely willing to give him a pass last time - he's not the one in charge of the purse strings - he can always ask and they should always say no, but they don't. wtf??

remember, last time it was $Ms for a new volleyball arena - also funds taken from programs to help the poor.

throw the book at the guy (and the officials) and see what sticks.
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Re: 'Favre'vergnügen?!....another Brett Favre controversy.....
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 21, 2022 06:20PM
Of his many good qualities, being smart isn't one of them. I wouldn't go so far as to say he was manipulated, but I suspect at some level he had no idea what he was doing. At very least the situation was made convenient to him. FWIW I don't think this is an excuse in a court of law.

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Re: 'Favre'vergnügen?!....another Brett Favre controversy.....
Posted by: RgrF
Date: November 21, 2022 07:14PM
Brett Farve, the Herschel Walker of Mississippi. The Curt Schilling might be applicable as well.
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Re: 'Favre'vergnügen?!....another Brett Favre controversy.....
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: November 21, 2022 07:34PM
He was once great, hope Brady doesn’t go down this route (he’s half way there with his performance at Tampa Bay)!
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Re: 'Favre'vergnügen?!....another Brett Favre controversy.....
Posted by: Numo
Date: November 21, 2022 07:49PM
I think somebody needs to see what’s up with the people who allocate welfare money in Mississippi. Good ’ol boys, I’m sure
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Re: 'Favre'vergnügen?!....another Brett Favre controversy.....
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: November 21, 2022 09:31PM

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