Free agent quarterback Vince Young took to Twitter Wednesday to address reports that he was in financial dire straits.
Multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday depicted Young’s situation as one where he was trying to deal with arguing lawyers and mounting debt.
Young responded a day later.
“It’s a shame to see people revel in and rally around negativity in the media but I guess it’s to be expected,” Young tweeted. “Yes, I need a job, who doesn’t. Yes, I want to be out there playing the game I love and earning a paycheck, who wouldn’t?”
On his legal troubles, Young wrote that he was betrayed by financial advisers who he trusted. He is suing his former agent and a financial planner, claiming they misappropriated $5.5 million.
“But these rumors are disheartening & just untrue. I’ll keep pushing through regardless. God Bless. Trill”
Young, 29, earned $25.7 million in guaranteed money from his rookie contract alone. He signed with the Buffalo Bills, but was released in August.