After finding fame as the “Million Dollar Man” inside the ring, it’s Ted DiBiase’s alleged financial activity that has landed him in trouble outside of it.
The WWE Hall of Famer and his son Brett DiBiase are currently wrapped up in a welfare scandal in Mississippi with NFL legend Brett Favre. It is alleged that DiBiase, his sons, Favre, and others misused state welfare funds that were supposed to be used to tackle poverty in the state.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services sued DiBiase and his sons in May 2022 in an effort to recover millions of dollars. Brett DiBiase recently pleaded guilty to defrauding the United States as part of his role in the scandal and could now face a heavy fine and up to five years in jail.
In addressing the scandal on Last Week Tonight, political commentator John Oliver took aim at the WWE legend:
“This scandal is full of both bizarre details and a weird number of former athletes, including retired WWE wrestled Ted ‘The Million Dollar Man’ DiBiase, seen here in his heyday looking very cool,”
Oliver then scoffed at the idea of DiBiase and his ministry being able to help troubled teens.
[Ted] DiBiase and his ministry apparently received nearly $2 million to, among other things, create a phone app to reach troubled teens and send them bible verses,” Oliver explained in the set up for another joke Sunday night, “something that apparently never happened, which is probably just as well given that it’s hard to imagine this man helping any teen who is in trouble unless the thing they’re having trouble with is figuring out what it would look like what it would look like if Steven Segal somehow aged even worse.
Ted DiBiase Scandal Lands Brett Favre In Dispute With Pat McAfee
In recent weeks the scandal involving Ted DiBiase has caught the attention of wrestling fans once again, thanks to Brett Favre. The former Green Bay Packers star threatened to sue popular WWE announcer and media personality Pat McAfee for comments made on his YouTube show about the legal battle.
Speaking about the legal challenge in February, McAfee was in a defiant mood, telling Favre he’ll see him in court.
H/t to Wrestling Inc