SNYDER: For Vince Young, a tale of fame, fleeting fortune

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He has no one to blame but himself, but he’s far from alone. A 2009 Sports Illustrated report found that 78 percent of former NFL players and 60 percent of former NBA players are broke or under financial stress within a few years of retirement.

Those stats shouldn’t be nearly as high, but they make Johnson’s story even more amazing.

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