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Vince Young's legal foes circling the field

YoungMugBy Tim Graham

An attorney has threatened to have sheriff's deputies "forcibly" remove Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young from practice to appear for a deposition and had an emissary attempt to serve Young with papers this month at St. John Fisher College.

Those are a couple of the fascinating revelations Associated Press reporter John Wawrow found in New York Supreme Court documents pertaining to a company's attempts to collect $1.7 million from Young for a loan.

Pro Player Funding claims Young took out a $1.877 million loan last year and stopped making payments. Young, asserts he never dealt with Pro Player Funding and doesn't remember signing for the loan or receiving any money.

Eric Wood, Andy Levitre and the rest of Buffalo's offensive line can't fend off subpoenas or sheriffs if they come after Young on the practice field. So Young has filed a protective order against Pro Player Funding to halt collections and keep it from contacting him at work.

Young is involved in litigation with a former agent and financial adviser, alleging they bilked him of at least $5.5 million. The financial adviser, Ronnie T. Peoples, has admitted he initiated the loan but that Young was aware and signed the documents.

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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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