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Bills roundup: Vince Young's missing money

By Tim Graham

Cindy George of the Houston Chronicle reports Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young is suing his former manager and former financial agent for various financial transgressions.

I'll let ProFootballTalk.com patriarch Mike Florio -- an erstwhile attorney -- explain the accusations:

The civil complaint accuses Major Adams, Ronnie T. People and Peoples Financial services of a variety of violations, including fraud, usury (i.e., charging excessive interest rates), breach of fiduciary duty (i.e., screwing someone they had an obligation to protect), conversion (i.e., taking his money and treating it as their own), and breach of contract (i.e., um, breach of contract).

And here's the power of celebrity.

As of 11 a.m., a backup Bills quarterback's lawsuit is the No. 1 trending NFL story and the No. 4 overall sports story at SportingNews.com. The only topics ahead of Young are the Jerry Sandusky trial, the manhunt for the Auburn killer and Chad Ochocinco signing with the Miami Dolphins.

I doubt Ruvell Martin would get this kind of attention if he sued his agent.

In other Bills stories around the cyberyard:

* Associated Press reporter John Wawrow catches up with cornerback Terrence McGee to discuss coming back from yet another injury.

* Joe Buscaglia of WGR speaks with sidelined center Eric Wood to chat about recovering from a torn knee ligament.

* ESPN.com blogger James Walker writes the Bills are making a mistake by using Brad Smith at quarterback.

* BuffaloRumblings.com chieftain Brian Galliford's interesting series "Ten Buffalo Bills to Decide 2012" is in the homestretch. No. 4 is running back Fred Jackson.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham | tgraham@buffnews.com


Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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