Terrell Owens trolls Brett Favre over welfare scandal

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NFL legend Terrell Owens has taken aim at fellow Hall of Famer Brett Favre over Favre's involvement in a welfare scandal in the state of Mississippi.

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Owens took to social media to post a humorous meme roasting Favre for the former star quarterback's role in what state officials have called the biggest fraud case in the state's recent history.

In the cartoon meme, a woman texts Favre and says she can't find her food stamps card. A smiling Favre, surrounded by junk food and pills, replies "Damn that's crazy."

Last year, state auditors found Favre had been paid $1.1 million in misappropriated welfare funds for no-show speaking engagements. He later repaid the principal amount but was sued by the state over alleged failure to repay interest.

Then, it was recently revealed in court documents that Favre had secured $5 million in funding from state welfare administrators for the construction of a new volleyball court at his alma mater, Southern Miss, where his daughter was on the volleyball at the time.

State officials have said up to $77 million in welfare funds were misused over the course of several years.

Favre was not charged criminally in the case, but the administrators he dealt with were. One of them, Nancy New, pled guilty to several charges, including wire fraud and bribery.

Favre has come under sharp criticism of late, including from Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, who called Favre a "sleazeball." As well, longtime sportswriter and author Jeff Pearlman disowned his 2016 biography of Favre, and encouraged fans not to buy or read it.

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