The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday that Young sued Houston attorney Major Adams II late Monday, as well as financial adviser Ronnie T. Peoples. Young's new lawyer claims at least $5.5 million is missing and that legal action was necessary to figure out "what happened to a large sum of money that there's no accounting for," according to Young's new agent Trey Dolezal.
Adams is a close friend of Young's uncle and does not have any other NFL clients.
"There has been at least some evidence that there has been some fraud and some forgeries using (Young's) name over the last several years that we believe that Major Adams and Ron Peoples are responsible for," Dolezal said.
Yikes. We have said a few times that Young's stint in Buffalo is his last, best chance to achieve success at the pro level. This news puts in perspective how much pressure is on him.
UPDATE: Adams told the Associated Press by phone on Tuesday, "I have never had access to Vince Young's financial money, any money he has. I've never had any access to his financial accounts. I've never been authorized on any accounts to write checks or anything like that. All I did for Vince Young was negotiate his contracts. We'll fight this lawsuit vigorously in court and also will file a counterclaim of defamation."
Adams noted that Young never made any mention of a lawsuit when the two last talked about a month or two ago before the quarterback signed with Buffalo. He said the two instead spoke about Young's status as a free agent, and his worries about signing with a new team.