Former Buffalo Bill Shares Personal Story of Domestic Violence at YWCA Event
(WIVB) – A former Buffalo Bills player and current NFL executive shared his personal experience with domestic violence on Tuesday.
Troy Vincent, who is the NFL’s vice president of football operations, was moved to tears at the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier while giving a graphic description of how his mother was beaten when he was a child. He said he and his brother would have to hide in the closet while it happened.
Vincent was the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s YWCA Domestic Violence luncheon.
He wasn’t shy about sharing deeply personal memories, speaking about how he would tend to his mother after she was assaulted.
He also called 911 to ask for help, and even knocked on neighbors’ doors- but his calls for help often fell on deaf ears.
Vincent said he wants more men to get involved to help raise awareness about domestic violence.
Vincent played with the Bills from 2004 to 2006. He worked in the NFL Office since 2010.