Philly.com – Six years after entering the NFL as the third player taken in the draft, Vince Young finds himself without a team and with just a fraction of the money he received from a contract that guaranteed him $26 million. The question is, where did it all go? In an increasingly caustic war of words, attorneys have been arguing for months over whether Young is an out-of-control spender who put himself deeply in the hole or simply a victim of inexperienced advisers, one of whom was his own uncle. “I would just say that Vince needs a job,” said Trey Dolezal, Young’s attorney, when asked to give a general assessment of his client’s finances. “You’d think it would be hard to blow that much money,” Shropshire said. Young is suing his former agent, Major Adams, and a North Carolina financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, alleging that they misappropriated $5.5 million. In some instances, the pair forged his signature or impersonated him on the phone or in e-mails, according to the lawsuit, filed in Houston in June. According to public records, Vince Young was one of at least 10 NFL players who turned to Pro Player Funding for cash during the lockout. Loan documents show he borrowed the $1.9 million at 20 percent interest, with $619,122 in interest paid up front, and agreed that a judgment could be entered if he missed a payment.
No quicker way to hit rock bottom than letting family members manage your finances. Hiring his uncle as his financial adviser? Just one more indication that a guy’s Wonderlic Score may actually mean something. I picture VY’s unc on the phone with him a couple months back like “Vinny we gotta get on this Facebook IPO the day it opens. Have you seen this new Timeline feature? Gamechanger. You’re not gonna want to be late to this party because in a few months your bank account’s gonna need another bank account!” Fast forward to a month ago and that uncle was probably in the stands at a Bills preseason game arguing over getting charged extra for cheese sauce with his pretzel bites.
It’s almost unimaginable that a guy who won this many games for Tennessee could suck so badly anywhere else. Maybe it’s because he’s not an accurate passer. Maybe it’s because his throwing motion is like Tebow throwing with his off hand. Maybe he legit can’t read and hasn’t learned a play since 2008. Whatever it is, it’s definitely centered around the guy being too dumb to improve/adapt and less around his not having natural talent.
T-minus two years before Vince Young is making $40k a year at some Titans AM station talking shit on RGIII.