When you write something like the open letter to Vince Young, you tend to second-guess yourself. After all, a blog is public, and I’m putting my personal reputation on the line by writing such a lengthy, serious article about a football player.
However, any doubt that the Vince Young situation is serious is put to rest by this article. Look at what his mother said about her son:
Felicia Young said her son has grown weary of all the negativity he faces as an NFL star. On Monday, he indicated to those around him he didn’t want to play football any more.
“Vince has gone through a whole lot as a young person,’’ Felicia Young said. “And I think he has done pretty well up to this point. But it is hard, all he is going through right now. He’s hurting inside and out.
“But he will be fine if people are prayerful and help my baby boy out. He is a young man. He just needs a lot of love and support.’’
Vince Young has seen a psychologist, which I believe is a good thing.
However, as much as I hate to admit this, VY’s tenure as Tennessee’s starting quarterback might be coming to an end, as this article speculated on Sunday.
I hope not. But if it’s true, that’s OK. There’s more to life than football.