Former top NFL draft pick and Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to answer rumors that he is broke.
Young, currently a free agent after the Buffalo Bills released him during the preseason, claimed in a series of tweets that an Associated Press story about his financial demise, and squandering of a $26 million fortune, is untrue.
The tweets read below:
@VinceYoung: “It’s a shame to see people revel in and rally around negativity in the media but I guess it’s to be expected. Yes, I need a job, who doesn’t”
@VinceYoung: Yes, I want to be out there playing the game I love and earning a paycheck, who wouldn't?
@VinceYoung: We are working to rectify some unfortunate finical losses, which stemmed from betrayal by those I trusted most.
@VinceYoung: But these rumors are disheartening & just untrue . I’ll keep pushing through regardless. God Bless. Trill
The former Heisman Trophy winner and national champion at Texas has struggled to find a home since the Titans released him in 2010. He was named the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2006, and also made the Pro Bowl twice, once in 2006 and another in 2009.
Before the Bills, Young was Michael Vick's back-up with the Philadelphia Eagles last season, and appeared in six games throwing for 866 yards, four touchdowns and nine interceptions.