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In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery

NEW YORK (AP) Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles. ''We are a copycat league, you bet,'' he says. ''If Peyton and Philip and Brees and Brady are doing something that's good, then go out and try to do the same thing.'' Easier said than done if you don't have such star quarterbacks, but Vincent's point is...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Vincent defends the decision to suspends Redskins’ Meriweather

Photo Credit: Earlier Wednesday, Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post reported Troy Vincent’s rationale behind Washington safety Brandon Meriweather’s recent suspension. Meriweather was suspended two regular season games for an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit on Baltimore wide receiver Torrey Smith on 23 August. Washington safety Ryan Clark defended Meriweather and...
Via DC Sports-Kings
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Vincent to Brandon Meriweather: Look up, young man

The NFL’s two-game suspension of Redskins Safety Brandon Meriweather drew strong protests from DeAngelo Hall and Ryan Clark. Clark in particular called out former safety and now NFL executive Troy Vincent for disloyalty and poor skills at the position. Talk about hitting low. Vincent answered on the NFL Network. The leagues looked at video of Meriweather’s hits since 2009 and...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Vincent outlined the NFL’s process on rules violations

Former NFL player and current Executive Vice President, NFL Football Operations outlined the NFL’s process on rules violation on Twitter today. 1. This @NFL fine schedule is provided to players before each season. It is approved by @NFLPA. — Troy Vincent (@TroyVincent23) August 20, 2014 2. During an @NFL game, initial calls by officials help determine...
Via Pro Football Zone
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Vincent taking player safety message on the road

Pro football has changed over the last half-decade, under the looming presence of the now-settled concussion lawsuit, and with a heavier-handed enforcement system weaning players off old on-field habits. But that doesn't mean there haven't been guys who continue to play on the edge of the rules. And so this spring, new NFL executive VP of football operations Troy Vincent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NFLer Troy Vincent: I played with six openly gay players

There has yet to be an openly gay individual to play in the NFL. However, according to former defensive back Troy Vincent, there have been plenty to compete in the league over the years.While speaking to a group of sports editors in an annual conference, Vincent, who now holds the title of senior Vice President of player engagement, revealed that gay players competing in the NFL...
Via Bush League Chronicle
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Troy Vincent says he played with six openly gay NFL teammates

Former defensive back Troy Vincent said that during his 15-year NFL career he "played with six openly gay players in the locker room," though he did not offer the names, and added that the individuals were accepted by teammates without issue. Vincent, recently named executive vice president of football operations for the league, said those teammates had not publicly announced...
Via Fox Sports West
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL homecomings geared toward alumni

Not often is the NFL looked at as a family, what with concussion lawsuits and lockouts. Troy Vincent is trying to change that through the league's player engagement initiatives, including its new ''Legends Program'' and a series of homecomings for former players. It's something the former All-Pro cornerback is passionate about. A one-time president of the...
Via AP on Fox
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Titus Young refused help from the NFL

The Titus Young story is like one big onion that has an infinite amount of layers to it that continue to be pulled back by the week. Reportedly, the NFL reached out to Young 18 months ago to offer services and support and were turned away by the receiver. This was stated by the league’s director of player engagement Troy Vincent, who had an incredible run as a player for the...
Via Players View
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

FSNextTV: Troy Vincent Jr

5-foot-10, 180 pound junior Troy Vincent Jr. is up to 13 offers. Check out where cornerback/wide receiver is in his recruitment.
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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