Quarterback Vince Young has 1.7 million additional reasons to win a roster spot with the Bills, given that Young has been sued for allegedly defaulting on a seven-figure lockout loan. But Young blames the lawsuit on someone he already has sued.
Via the Associated Press, Young’s lawyer claims that Pro Player Funding worked directly with Young’s former financial adviser, Ronnie T. Peoples, in connection with a loan that was issued in May 2011.
Young sued Peoples and agent Major Adams in June 2012.
“We believe that Ron Peoples was involved in this loan, contacted Pro Player, was the go-between between Pro Player to get this loan, and Vince never even know this loan was taking place,” attorney Trey Dolezal said.
Dolezal also raised the specter of forgery. “There are some problems with that signature, whether or not, No. 1, it’s Vince’s signature and, No. 2, whether or not that signature was supposed to be attached to this document,” Dolezal said.
It’s a risky either-or proposition for Dolezal, one of the byproducts of overlawyering a case. Either it’s not Young’s signature or it’s an unnecessary signature from Young. Claiming both creates the impression that Young is grasping for anything that could help him avoid the obligation.
Dolezal also says that representatives from Pro Player Funding attempted to approach Young at training camp.
“They’re harassing him while he’s trying to make the football team,” Dolezal said.
Actually, they should be “harassing” Tyler Thigpen. If Young makes the team in Buffalo, Pro Player Funding is more likely to get paid.