The famed quarterback Brett Favre has been linked to the greatest welfare fraud case in Mississippi’s history, in which $80 million was improperly transferred from the state’s TANF program. But the judge turned down his motion to drop the civil accusations. Many fans who formerly held Favre in high regard are dismayed and even outraged by the revelation. Once celebrated for his stellar football career, his recent actions have drawn widespread condemnation. Some fans of the sport are outraged and want him punished, while others feel betrayed. It’s unfortunate to see a once-respected athlete dragged down by such claims, but whatever the outcome, this issue has stained Favre’s reputation.