Young owes loan company $1.7 million

Quarterback Vince Young has been ordered to pay a loan company

nearly $1.7 million after missing a payment in late May, shortly

after signing with the Buffalo Bills.

The ruling against Young was made in New York State Supreme

Court in Manhattan on July 2, according to court documents.

Young took out a high-risk loan from Pro Player Funding for

$1.877 million during the NFL lockout in May 2011, while he was

still under contract with the Tennessee Titans. The loan – plus

$619,000 in interest – was due to be paid back in January 2013 at

an annual interest rate of 20 percent. That rate jumped another 10

percent if Young missed a payment.

A ruling in the lending company’s favor was made because Young

agreed he understood the terms by signing what’s called an

affidavit of confession of judgment upon taking out the loan. The

affidavit is regarded as proof and could be used at any time by the

lender in the event a client defaults on the loan. first reported the ruling against Young last week.

Young was unavailable for comment Thursday because he was

traveling with the Bills to Minnesota for their preseason game on

Friday. Messages left seeking comment from both the player’s agent

and publicist were not returned.

PFF filed a complaint on June 6, saying that Young missed a

payment that was supposed to be deposited into an escrow account by

the Bills between May 22-31.Young had signed a one-year contract

worth potentially $3 million with Buffalo on May 15.

Young had a similar payment agreement with the Titans, court

documents showed.

He was released by Tennessee following the lockout and spent the

2011 season with Philadelphia.

Young had already paid more than $180,000 in interest that was

due on the loan before defaulting.

This is the latest financial blow for Young, who gained national

attention in 2006. That was when he led Texas to win the national

championship, was drafted third overall by the Titans and finished

the NFL season being named the league’s offensive rookie of the


In June, the quarterback filed a lawsuit in Houston accusing his

former agent, Major Adams II, and ex-financial adviser, Ronnie T.

Peoples, of cheating him out of at least $5.5 million.

Young alleges the two conspired to commit fraud and

misappropriate money he was supposed to have earned from his

five-year, $54 million rookie contract and through endorsement


Adams and Peoples have both denied the allegations.