The program is a partnership between the league and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and is part of a 14-year, $32.5 million commitment the NFL has made.
Young's claim denounced. Vince Young's allegation that his former financial adviser, Ron Peoples, cheated the 2011 Eagles backup quarterback out of millions of dollars is described as "hollow" and "without merit."
In response to a lawsuit filed by the Buffalo Bills player in Houston this week, Peoples' attorney, David Chaumette, released a statement saying his client did nothing wrong and will be cleared of any liability.
Peoples and his Raleigh, N.C.-based firm are accused of misappropriating at least $5.5 million of Young's earnings from 2006 to 2011.
Jet heads to jail. New York Jets defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis is expected to report Friday to a Virginia prison, where he will begin serving a 45-day jail sentence after pleading guilty last month to assault and battery stemming from a 2010 fight while he attended college at Hampton.
Last month in Hampton, Va., Ellis entered an Alford plea, meaning he didn't admit guilt but acknowledged prosecutors could prove the case against him.
Manning sharp. After offseason practices with Denver ended Thursday, four-time MVP Peyton Manning showed no ill effects of the nerve issue that caused weakness in his throwing arm last year, required four neck operations, forced him to miss the season, and led to his release from Indianapolis.