Free-agent quarterback Vince Young allegedly took out a $1.9 million loan during the lockout. His lawyer at one point raised the specter of forgery, suggesting that someone other than Vince Young signed the documents.
Young has now given sworn testimony regarding the dispute, and he admits that he may have signed the papers, signed the papers.
“All I know is I probably could have signed some of them, and I feel like some of them are fishy,” Young said in a deposition transcript obtained by the Associated Press.
Young claims that he signed documents without reading them, at the request of a financial adviser Young separately is suing.
“I went to sign some papers that my financial adviser asked me to go over and sign, but I don’t remember what it was,” Young said. “I’d just go and sign and get out of there.”
Pro Player Funding already has secured a judgment against Young for the unpaid money. Young was asked to explain if he realizes what that means.
“I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t know nothing about this,” Young said. “Only information I know is what my lawyer explains to me and lets me know what goes on. I’m just trying to figure it out myself.”
Young didn’t play in the NFL last season, although he received a $350,000 signing bonus from the Bills, who cut him during training camp.
Young’s lawyer repeatedly instructed the third overall pick in the 2006 draft not to answer questions about his current financial condition. “He’s kept up with his bills,” Trey Dolezal said during the deposition. “And that’s about as far as that’s going to go.”
Young’s NFL career apparently has gone about as far as it’s going to go, too.