SiriusXM puts Brett Favre's weekly NFL radio show 'on hold'

SiriusXM has joined a Milwaukee radio station in halting Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre's appearances on their airwaves, according to multiple reports.

Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reported Sunday morning that Favre's show on SiriusXM NFL Radio is now "on hold."

Favre first began co-hosting “The SiriusXM Blitz With Brett Favre and Bruce Murray” in 2018. The show aired on Tuesdays through its most recent broadcast on Sept. 13.

On Friday, Front Office Sports reported that the parent company of ESPN Milwaukee has halted Favre's weekly appearances on that radio station.

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Favre's actions have come under scrutiny following allegations of misspent state funds in Mississippi that should have gone to low-income residents. The state has filed a lawsuit, claiming Favre and others rerouted more than $20 million through a nonprofit to fund pet projects and pay for personal expenses.

Favre has denied the allegations.

Brett Favre takes a break from his SiriusXM show on Radio Row prior to Super Bowl 56 in Los Angeles.
Brett Favre takes a break from his SiriusXM show on Radio Row prior to Super Bowl 56 in Los Angeles.

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Favre has not been charged with a crime, but text messages from him and former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant confirmed Favre knew where the money came from as he sought to build a volleyball arena at the University of Southern Mississippi, where his daughter formerly played.

The former director of Mississippi’s Department of Human Services John Davis pled guilty this week to one count of conspiracy and one count of fraud against the government.

Contributing: Scooby Axson

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Brett Favre's SiriusXM radio show 'on hold' in wake of welfare scandal