Because a crucial witness in a criminal case just agreed to help with the government, Brett Favre’s alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar welfare scandal might have just taken a turn for the worse.

This could put the former NFL great in the sights of the Justice Department.

Breit favre in justice dept. Crosshairs... After Ex-miss . Welfare agency leader's

John Davis, the former head of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, admitted on Thursday that he had planned to cheat the state of Mississippi out of more than $70 million in federal funds, which he was accused of taking away from the most vulnerable people in the state.

Davis allegedly consented to share all of his knowledge of the elaborate conspiracy with prosecutors as part of his plea deal, which could present a challenge for Favre.

The former Green Bay quarterback has come under fire for allegedly conspiring with Davis and other government figures to collect $5 million from Mississippi welfare funds to aid the construction of a new volleyball facility at his alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi.

When Favre’s daughter participated in the sport at the university, he was charged with obtaining the funding for the undertaking.

In 2017, Favre texted the nonprofit’s manager, ostensibly admitting that taking the money was wrong.

Is there any way the media might learn where it originated from and how much it cost if you paid me? “No, we never made that information public,” she retorted.

A few hours later, Favre received a text message from the nonprofit’s director saying, “I just got off the phone with Phil Bryant, who was the governor of Mississippi at the time! He has agreed to support us! We’ll finish this up soon! ” Favre retaliated, “Awesome. I definitely needed to hear that. “
 
Davis is considered a crucial player in the current federal investigation into the misapplication of the funds as well as a related state prosecution, despite the fact that he faces 15 years in prison.

Both sides’ prosecutors are eager to learn more about potential conspirators, including those related to Davis.

Recent criticism against Favre stems from his distribution of roughly $8.1 million in welfare funds to companies he was associated with. $1.1 million of the money is said to have gone directly into Favre’s pocket for speaking engagements that he subsequently canceled.

The remaining millions, allegedly, went to a pharmaceutical business connected to Favre and a building project at the University of Southern Mississippi, where Favre had attended.