Found July 25, 2013 on
For people of a certain age it is still natural to remember Vince Young as the Zeus from that 2005 Rose Bowl.
The spotlight loved him.
Alas, Vince Young is no longer a star. Nowadays he's another broke former athlete, trying to find a way to pay off some large debts.
So reports KHOU 11 News in Young's native Houston. According to the station Young has been ordered by a judge to auction off most off what's left of his possessions in order to pay back debts he racked up while living like there was no tomorrow and playing like there would always be another chance.
Specifically, Young is required to pay back $1.7 million he borrowed during the 2011 NFL lockout. His career was in trouble already, with the Tennessee Titans having made it clear they didn't intend to keep him, and two short stints in Philadelphia and Buffalo later his NFL career appears to be over.
Young says he was duped by a financial advisor and unsuccessfully attempted to convince the judge to keep the cops out of his home.
After they took inventory, Young was allowed to keep about $60,000 in personal property.
The third pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Young's first contract guaranteed him $26 million.
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Vince Young, the once promising NFL quarterback who seemingly had the world at his fingertips, appears to have hit rock bottom.
On Monday morning, Young was woken up at his house in Houston, where Harris County constables visited his home, took an inventory of his possessions and issued an order for the ex-NFL quarterback to auction off his belongings in order to pay back a $1.7...
Vince Young entered the NFL when rookies were still able to negotiate large contract signing bonuses. But all those earnings, less than ten years ago, have not kept him out of debt. The financial struggles became so great for the former first-round pick of the Titans that in order for a loan to be paid off, he is being forced to auction off his personal belongings. According toÂ...
Vince Young may still have eyes on returning to the NFL but on Monday it was deputies from Harris County who entered his home to inventory his belongings.
KHOU 11 News has confirmed three constables with Harris County Precinct 5 visited his home in the 12000 block of Legend Manor in Southwest Houston to enforce a $1.7 million lawsuit against him. They took an inventory of his possessionsâ€”furnitu...
Vince Yong made close to $26 million in guaranteed money early on his career, but bad financial advice, and expensive birthday parties have left Young in a jam with creditors.
The still unemployed Young is hoping to get signed by any team, and he better hurry up, because those creditors are now lurking.
KHOU 11 News in HoustonÂ is reporting that Harris County constables recentlyÂ visited...
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