To make millions of dollars in a lifetime, let alone a few years, is a remarkable feat. To accomplish that and then lose that money seems even more unfathomable, yet it seems to happen time and time again for too many professional athletes.
The latest in the long, unenviable list is former Titans quarterback Vince Young, who in 2006 signed a contract with the team worth a guaranteed $26 million. He most recently spent this offseason with the Bills but was cut just before the start of the regular season.
Young is suing his former agent and a previous business partner, alleging that they forged his signature and misappropriated funds to the tune of $5.5 million. According to Business Insider,
The two dispute the claim, alleging that Young was reckless with his money, and that Young’s uncle, who served as his business manager, approved all the financial moves.
VY is broke, out of a job with no prospects in sight and entrenched in a legal fight to try to salvage some of his former income. What a long fall for the former National Champion with Texas and third overall pick in the 2006 draft.
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OCNN Report Columnist – Brandyn Campbell @sports_muse