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September 19, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
In six years, Vince Young has apparently gone from football star to unemployed and financially struggling. It's a big fall for a player who signed a rookie contract worth about $26 million in guaranteed money in 2006 after he was selected as the third overall pick by Tennessee. "I would just say that Vince needs a job," Young's attorney Trey Dolezal told the Associated Press. Young was cut by the Buffalo Bills, his third NFL team, in August. Young's attorneys claim that his former agent, Major Adams, and a North Carolina financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, mismanaged his money, forged his signature and impersonated him in emails and phone calls.
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April 14, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
LeSean McCoy was drafted in the second round, 53rd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009. A year later Tim Tebow was drafted in the first round, 25th overall by the Denver Broncos. But McCoy has gone on to become a star, leading the NFL in rushing last season, while Tebow couldn't even find a team to play for in 2012. Still, McCoy's recent assessment of the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time NCAA champion seemed a tad harsh. "My son is 2," McCoy told TMZ at LAX on Saturday night.
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January 23, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Vince Young made $34 million in his six years as an NFL quarterback. Last week, the 30-year-old Young filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. “[Young] invested in private, illiquid investments, and he overspent,” said Ed Butowsky, a Dallas financial adviser who contributed to an ESPN Films documentary about the money woes of pro athletes. “He's ultimately responsible for all his decisions, but the people around him should have taken better care of him. The petition, filed in a Houston federal bankruptcy court, lists his estimated assets between $500,001 and $1 million and liabilities between $1,001,000 and $10 million.
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January 23, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Vince Young made $34 million in his six years as an NFL quarterback. Last week, the 30-year-old Young filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. “[Young] invested in private, illiquid investments, and he overspent,” said Ed Butowsky, a Dallas financial adviser who contributed to an ESPN Films documentary about the money woes of pro athletes. “He's ultimately responsible for all his decisions, but the people around him should have taken better care of him. The petition, filed in a Houston federal bankruptcy court, lists his estimated assets between $500,001 and $1 million and liabilities between $1,001,000 and $10 million.
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August 28, 2012 | Wire reports
Vince Young was too inconsistent to win the Buffalo Bills' backup quarterback job, so now the team is giving Tarvaris Jackson a shot. The Bills shuffled backup quarterbacks Monday by completing a deal to acquire Jackson in a trade with Seattle. They then cut Young. The moves coincided with the Seahawks' deeming Jackson expendable after naming rookie Russell Wilson their starter, and it came two days after Young struggled in his bid to lock up the No. 2 job in a 38-7 exhibition loss to Pittsburgh.
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August 27, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Tarvaris Jackson is now a member of the Buffalo Bills, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile, Vince Young sent out a message via Twitter that suggests he is no long part of the team. [Updated at 9:44 a.m.: The Bills have announced they have released Young. ] A trade that sends quarterback Jackson from the Seattle Seahawks to the Bills is said to have been completed, although there has been no official confirmation from either team. Seattle Coach Pete Carroll did say Sunday night that a deal was in the works.
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February 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Ronnie Peoples, a former financial advisor for former NFL quarterback Vince Young, said Young took out a seven-figure loan during the 2011 lockout in part because Young wanted to throw a $300,000 birthday party for himself. Peoples made the statement during a deposition for a case in which Young is challenging a $1.7-million judgment against him by Pro Player Funding LLC, a lender that specializes in lending to pro athletes. Young had borrowed $1.9 million at 20% interest from them in May 2011.
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December 6, 2005 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
It used to be that you could be Vince Young in Texas and once in a while sneak into IHOP for breakfast. You could pull your hood over your head and maybe get away with ordering a Denver omelet, but how long ago was that? Last time Young tried it, he turned the joint into the International House of Photo-Op. He noticed the restaurant staff making bets over whether it was really Vince Young the Texas quarterback. Yes it is. No it isn't. Yes it was.
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December 25, 2007 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Try asking USC defensive end Lawrence Jackson about Juice Williams and . . . "Isiah," Jackson interrupts. Isiah? "I won't call him Juice," Jackson says flatly. "I don't buy into the hype. I just call him Isiah." By any name, be it the legal one on Williams' birth certificate or the moniker his grandmother gave him upon his delivery, Illinois' dual-threat quarterback presents USC with a challenge that Coach Pete Carroll and his players know all too well.
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August 19, 2007 | From the Associated Press
HOUSTON -- Mario Williams knows defensive tackle isn't the sexiest position in football. While Vince Young scampers for touchdowns and Reggie Bush dives and flips over defenders, last year's No. 1 overall pick is stuck in the trenches trying to get around double-teams that could involve up to 700 pounds of offensive linemen.
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February 13, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Ronnie Peoples, a former financial advisor for former NFL quarterback Vince Young, said Young took out a seven-figure loan during the 2011 lockout in part because Young wanted to throw a $300,000 birthday party for himself. Peoples made the statement during a deposition for a case in which Young is challenging a $1.7-million judgment against him by Pro Player Funding LLC, a lender that specializes in lending to pro athletes. Young had borrowed $1.9 million at 20% interest from them in May 2011.
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September 19, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
In six years, Vince Young has apparently gone from football star to unemployed and financially struggling. It's a big fall for a player who signed a rookie contract worth about $26 million in guaranteed money in 2006 after he was selected as the third overall pick by Tennessee. "I would just say that Vince needs a job," Young's attorney Trey Dolezal told the Associated Press. Young was cut by the Buffalo Bills, his third NFL team, in August. Young's attorneys claim that his former agent, Major Adams, and a North Carolina financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, mismanaged his money, forged his signature and impersonated him in emails and phone calls.
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August 29, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The NFL is a week away from the start of the regular season, and already the league has blown a major call. It will open the season with replacement officials. League executive Ray Anderson has informed all 32 teams that stand-ins will be on the field starting Sept. 5 when the Dallas Cowboys open at the New York Giants, according to multiple reports. The regular officials have been locked out since June, and negotiations between the NFL and NFL Referees Assn. have stalled.
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August 28, 2012 | Wire reports
Vince Young was too inconsistent to win the Buffalo Bills' backup quarterback job, so now the team is giving Tarvaris Jackson a shot. The Bills shuffled backup quarterbacks Monday by completing a deal to acquire Jackson in a trade with Seattle. They then cut Young. The moves coincided with the Seahawks' deeming Jackson expendable after naming rookie Russell Wilson their starter, and it came two days after Young struggled in his bid to lock up the No. 2 job in a 38-7 exhibition loss to Pittsburgh.
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August 27, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Tarvaris Jackson is now a member of the Buffalo Bills, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile, Vince Young sent out a message via Twitter that suggests he is no long part of the team. [Updated at 9:44 a.m.: The Bills have announced they have released Young. ] A trade that sends quarterback Jackson from the Seattle Seahawks to the Bills is said to have been completed, although there has been no official confirmation from either team. Seattle Coach Pete Carroll did say Sunday night that a deal was in the works.
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April 3, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Morris Claiborne is projected to be drafted No. 7 overall in a mock NFL draft by The Times' Sam Farmer. Claiborne spent three years playing cornerback at LSU. Subtract the two numbers and you'll get Claiborne's score on the Wonderlic test. There are 50 questions on the test, which is given to prospective NFL players at the scouting combine in February ... and, according to multiple sources, Claiborne got four correct. These results, if accurate, probably reveal very little about Claiborne's intelligence, even though that's what the test is supposed to measure.
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April 22, 2009 | Mike Penner
As the Detroit Lions ponder the pros and cons of taking a quarterback with the first pick in Saturday's NFL draft, they might want to consider the plight of former first-rounders Matt Leinart and Vince Young. Leinart, the 10th player selected in the 2006 draft, is stuck on the bench because of Kurt Warner's surprising career turnaround. Young, chosen third in the 2006 draft by the Tennessee Titans, now finds himself surrounded by quarterbacks challenging for the job he vacated last season.
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January 4, 2009 | David Wharton
Maybe he knew the good times couldn't last. It was the fall of 2005 and Vince Young ruled supreme over college football, leading Texas toward an undefeated season and a showdown with top-ranked USC in the national-championship game. Even then, when it seemed no defense could stop him, the gifted quarterback warned his eventual successor, Colt McCoy, about dealing with success. "You've got to grow a thick skin," he told the freshman. McCoy recalls: "That's the biggest thing we talked about.
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January 7, 2011 | By Gary Klein
Five years later, the image remains indelible to Auburn quarterback Cam Newton -- and Oregon defenders. On Jan. 4, 2006, Texas quarterback Vince Young torched USC and willed the Longhorns to a 41-38 victory in the Bowl Championship Series title game. The 6-foot-5 quarterback accounted for 467 yards rushing and passing and ran for three touchdowns, including the winning score with 19 seconds to play. Newton said this week that he was "glued" to the TV when Young performed his feats on college football's biggest stage, adding that he still gets goose bumps watching clips on YouTube.
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January 5, 2011 | Wire reports
Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams says it's time to let quarterback Vince Young go. The Titans released a statement Wednesday night in which Adams said Young won't be on the team's roster next season, but he's still evaluating the coaching staff. "We have two critical decisions to make, the direction of the coaching staff and the future at the quarterback position. They are separate issues to me and will be dealt with separately," Adams said. Adams is the owner who wanted Young drafted No. 3 overall out of Texas in 2006 and said on draft day that "VY is my guy. " Young is 30-17 in his five NFL seasons, but only 13-14 against teams finishing a season at .500 or better.
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