Found September 21, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
I’m no Darren Rovell — much to the delight of anyone who has ever met me — but I know a great sports business story when I see one. Or in this case, two. The financial woes of Arkansas football coach John L. Smith and free agent quarterback Vince Young came to light this week, and I’m not sure which tale is sadder. Or funnier, if you’re a sadist. THE JOHN L. FILE Season Highlights: Named Arkansas interim head coach five months after taking head coaching job at Division I-AA Weber State, his alma mater. Promptly guided Razorbacks from Top 10 to back-to-back losses to Louisiana-Monroe and Alabama. Had press conference imploring reporters in attendance to smile. Financial Woes: Has $25.7 million in liabilities compared to $1.2 million in assets, which caused him to file for bankruptcy. Apparently those losses came from bad real estate deals while he was head coach at Louisville from 1998-2002. His assets on hand were $300 in cash and $500 in his checking account. The only property he ...

Vince Young explains financial woes

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young is downplaying what he calls ''unfortunate'' financial problems caused by the ''betrayal'' of trusted advisers. ''Yes, I need a job, who doesn't. Yes, I want to be out there playing the game I love and earning a paycheck, who wouldn't?'' Young wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday. Young...

Vince Young cites 'betrayal' for financial woes

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young is downplaying the impact of financial problems he says resulted from the ''betrayal'' of trusted advisers. The former Texas star, released in August by the Buffalo Bills, wrote on Twitter: ''Yes, I need a job, who doesn't. Yes, I want to be out there playing the game I love and earning a paycheck, who wouldn't?...

Vince Young supposedly spent thousands a week at TGI Friday’s, Cheesecake Factory, bought out a Southwest flight

Now that Vince Young’s financial struggles have been publicized, the stories about the quarterback’s out-of-control spending are emerging. The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Young is suing former business advisers and blaming them for his financial problems. He apparently has very little money left despite earning $26 million guaranteed from his playing career, and...

Bills road woes adding up: Have lost 8 straight

Linebacker Nick Barnett refuses to go as far back as last season when adding up the Buffalo Bills' string of road woes. To him, the count stands at 0-1 - and not 0-8 for a team that's not won away from home since its 2011 season-opening 41-7 victory at Kansas City. Barnett will concede that the Bills have plenty of room for improvement after opening the season with a 48...

Financial troubles for Young

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week 3 Bills injury report

The injury list for the Buffalo Bills is short this week, but has key names scattered throughout. Safety Jairus Byrd is expected to play despite an ankle injury and linebacker and team leader Nick Barnett is probable this week with a knee injury. Jairus Byrd did not practice Wednesday and was limited on Thursday. He is listed as questionable going into the game against Cleveland...

Vince Young really loves the Cheesecake Factory

It was reported earlier this week that former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback*, Vince Young, was in deep financial debt, and the alleged victim of some kind of fraud that actually put him in that predicament. But it might be possible that Young has to accept some blame in his monetary woes, especially when it came [...]

The Buffalo Bros Week 3 Podcast

It’s Week Three, which is good because it is time for the Dick Jauron song. Week Three is great because the Buffalo Bros are back for another jam-packed podcast. Jason, Sniper, Blake and Topher have joined forces to talk about next Sunday’s game, Toronto, regionalization, fantasy implications of Bills players, and much much more. And they have fun doing it. And you’ll have...

N-F-faiL: Vince is Broke and Chad is Sorry

Oh Vinny Young. It seems like just a few years ago you were losing your mind as quarterback of the Tennessee Titans. Now, you’re broke, jobless and apparently a future Weight Watchers spokesperson due to a Cheesecake Factory addiction. They grow up so fast! We learned this week that not only did Vince Young squander away $26 million over his six year career, but we also heard...

What to Watch for: Buffalo Bills Vs. Cleveland Browns

In what seems to be a yearly affair, the Buffalo Bills are taking on the Cleveland Browns this Sunday in Cleveland. There are a few things to watch for in this game before one can make a solid prediction on the game. Rookie running back Trent Richardson showed the league what he is capable of last week by earning his first 100-yard game. Richardson is elusive and powerful. The Bills...

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