I feel really bad for Vance of having to try and deal with the tragic death of his son. I hope he can keep his restaurant going.
Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Vance Johnson is known for his three Super Bowl appearances with the team.
But since the death of his son last year, Johnson has fallen on tough times.
According to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent newspaper, Johnson had to surrender his 2006 Land Rover. The paper also said foreclosure proceedings were started March 28 on Johnsons' Westbank Road home in Glenwood Springs. The Post Independent said Johnson reportedly failed to make payments on a $630,000 promissory note on the home. A hearing is scheduled for April 21.
Johnson lost his son last September. Vaughn Edward Johnson, 19, died in a car accident on Sheridan Road in Westminster. Authorities said the driver of a Chevy Suburban turned into Johnson's path and hit his motorcycle. Johnson was wearing a helmet. He was taken to the hospital, but died of his injuries.
Johnson told the newspaper, "Shortly after my son died, life kind of got tough for me. As a result, things kind of caught up with me business-wise because it was hard enough waking up in the mornings, let alone anything else in life.”
The former Broncos player plans to continue running the VJ’s Outlaw Ribbs restaurant he opened in Parachute in January 2007. He said the restaurant has been just about the only thing he can focus on since losing his son.