He’s attempting to return to the sport that once defined him, that made him rich, that opened him up to ridicule and that ultimately crushed him.And that comeback starts in the Canadian Football League, where he’s a backup quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. I flew north to meet with Young after speaking to two dozen of his closest friends and family members this spring. He’s here, on Memorial Day, when he could be back home, barbecuing with the millionaire UT boosters he counts as mentors, hanging out with his wife, Candice, and their six-year-old son, Jordan.
That's why Young's lawyers think Cayo's lawsuit is a "clear attempt to extract money" from Vince.
They say the ex-NFL star is planning to file a counter lawsuit against Cayo.
He was cut by the Buffalo Bills in 2012, the Green Bay Packers in 2013 and the Cleveland Browns in 2014, all without ever taking a snap.
Steinberg has said that he has “opened discussions” with the Saskatchewan Roughriders about the possibility of Young playing football in the “Land of Living Skies.” So far, the Roughriders aren’t commenting, but they did just sign former Illinois State quarterback Kevin Glenn, who will enter his 17th season in the CFL.
They’d offered varied theories about why he’d returned to football after a three-year absence, motives that ranged from simplistic (he hated how his career had ended, released by ) to optimistic (he dreamed of an NFL return) to skeptical (he’d recently partnered in three businesses; each would benefit from the publicity). Now, I can’t blame anyone but me.” For his last birthday, in May, Young chose a low-key celebration in Austin, watching the NBA playoffs with friends. In Austin, Young is still the celebrity deemed by his Longhorns coach, Mack Brown, “obviously one of the best to ever play college football.” He’s still the guy the Titans plucked with the No. He’s here, he says, to rewrite the ending, to close the disconnect between celebrity and ignominy, between rich and broke, scorned and reborn, to lift The more Young talks, though, the less clear it is how far along he is in this transformation.
Young unwraps a Subway panini in the common area adjoining his bedroom. That fit with the narrative he’s pushing: perspective gained, pounds shed. 3 pick in 2006, who won Offensive Rookie of the Year, reached two Pro Bowls and went 31–19 as an NFL starter. Occasionally he sounds like the young man some of his old coaches describe as lacking self-awareness, as when he explains that he’s applied to trademark the phrase .of course, himself, Young has crafted another catch-phrase that seemed destined to be ridiculed.“Make Vince Great Again.” Forget that fact that Young was never really a great NFL quarterback, or that he chose a slogan tied to possibly the most polarizing figure in the country.We're told Vince's legal team interviewed several key witnesses -- there were 4 people in the car -- who all backed Young's denial of the incident.Young's team says the witness testimony -- including people who saw Cayo after the alleged hair pulling assault -- made it clear the incident never happened, and it was presented to Cayo's attorneys.According to the Associated Press, the Spring League debuts in April with four teams composed of free agents.