Originally written June 14, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
HOUSTON -- Given all that has been revealed in recent years about professional athletes and their inability to manage their millions, it was at best morbidly humorous that local media pressed Texans rookie linebacker Whitney Mercilus to divulge plans on how he'd spend his. The Texans on Thursday announced that Mercilus, the 26th overall selection in April's draft, consummated his agreement with the team. While terms were undisclosed, published reports noted the contract is four years in length and worth 7.6 million, 6.55 million of which is guaranteed. Mercilus reportedly received a 3.99 million signing bonus. Earlier this week, Houston native and Bills backup quarterback Vince Young, whom the Texans bypassed in favor of defensive end Mario Williams with the first overall pick in 2006, sued his former agent and financial adviser claiming both bilked him out of millions. That sobering news didn't stall the media horde from prodding Mercilus, whose initial outlay seems r...
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