Here are the stories shaping sports and business on Tuesday, May 5.
Baseball is back thanks to the Korean Baseball Organization. Wendy’s is reportedly running low on beef patties. And Brett Favre is under scrutiny in Mississippi.
What’s Going on With Brett Favre?
Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre is under scrutiny for taking one million dollars in payment for a job he never completed, let alone showed up to.
The Mississippi Community Education Center paid Favre $500,000 and $600,000 for appearances at three events However, according to Mississippi State Auditor Shad White, Favre never showed up for those speeches.
White and his team are auditing the Mississippi Department of Human Services and identified $94 million in questionable spending. White told the Mississippi Clarion Ledger,”it’s the most egregious misspending my staff have seen in their careers.”
The public funds were originally designed to help fund Mississippi’s welfare program. Instead the Department of Human Services allegedly spent the money on expensive cars, hiring family members and paying for athletic events like the one tied to Favre.
The former Packers, Jets, and Vikings passer was born and raised in Mississippi.
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A Coronavirus Update
There are over 3.6 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 250,000 deaths.
The U.S. has 1.1 million of those cases with over 69,000 deaths.
New York has over 321,000 cases and 19,000 deaths.
Spain has over 218,000 cases and 25,000 deaths.
The United Kingdom has surpassed Italy for highest death toll in Europe with 29,500 deaths. The U.K. has 196,000 cases.
According to Stephens analyst James Rutherford said that over 1,000 Wendy’s restaurants have listed beef items out of stock. That means that roughly 18% of Wendy’s locations are out of beef.
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KBO Is Airing on ESPN
It might not be the MLB but the KBO is hitting airwaves giving sport deprived fans something to watch. The Korean Baseball Organization is made up of 10 teams. There’s 144 games and each team player against each other 16 times.
The KBO is airing on ESPN at all hours of the day and night. Baseball fans can catch teams like the NC Dinos, Samsung Lions, KIA Tigers and LG Twins. About a dozen former MLB players are on rosters in the KBO.