Former Gov. Phil Bryant helped Brett Favre secure welfare funding for USM volleyball stadium. Newly released texts “show that Bryant, Favre, New, Davis and others worked together to channel at least $5 million of the state’s welfare funds to build a new volleyball stadium at University of Southern Mississippi, where Favre’s daughter played the sport. Favre received most of the credit for raising funds to construct the facility.” (Even Favre’s texts get intercepted.) How pathetic is this? Even Favre’s biographer is begging people to read something else instead.