In the seemingly endless series of NFL players squandering their earnings because of bad investments, the latest sad story belongs to Vince Young, the former Texas star who was drafted third overall in 2006.
Young signed a six-year contract that year worth almost $50 million, a deal that included $25 million in guaranteed money.
But now comes word that Harris County (Texas) authorities visited his home on Monday to take inventory of his possessions in connection with a $1.7 million judgment against him. The judgment was the result of Young taking out a high-risk loan during the 2011 lockout, a loan that Young defaulted on. Young himself admitted last year he was broke.
Sad. Just sad.