Former NFL quarterback Vince Young scored a five-year, $58 million contract as the number three overall pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2006. Young was guaranteed nearly $26 million, and the Heisman winner at Texas earned Rookie of the Year honors his first season.
2006 was a long time ago.
Today, Young is out of the NFL and out of money, according to his attorney Trey Dolezal. The question on the leads of several sports blogs and the minds of many of Young’s fan is – how?
Clay Travis, over at Nasvhille’s WGFX (104.5), may have an answer. Travis is a co-host of the stations ’3 Hour Lunch’ show and asked his listeners to call in if they had information about Young’s spending habits as a member of the Tennessee Titans. Several employees of the city’s restaurants called in with stories of Young’s financial patterns.
Allegedly, Young spent five thousand dollars a week at the Cheesecake Factory during his rookie season.
Outkickthecoverage has more of the details:
4. On a 2007 Southwest flight from Nashville to Houston, VY bought all of the seats except for about ten passengers who’d bought tickets before he could buy the entire plane.
The plane seated 130 passengers, meaning VY purchased 120 of the seats.
5. After each home football game, VY headed for the Morton’s downtown where he would sit at the bar and order $600 shots of Louis XIII.
Young, who most recently was released from the Buffalo Bills, tweeted his displeasure with reports he wasn’t financially responsible.
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