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Vince Young Arrested for DWI
- Updated: January 26, 2016
Austin, TX – Former NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested and charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated Monday.
In three seasons with the Longhorns, Young threw for 6,040 yards and 44 touchdowns and rushed for 3,127 yards and 37 touchdowns. He set several school records and went on to play six seasons in the NFL.
Young released a statement on Facebook following his DWI arrest on Monday.
On Sunday, January 24th, just before 11:45 p.m., I was stopped and later arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The legal process will run its course in due time.
Regardless of the outcome of the pending investigation, I would like my friends, family and fans to know that I do not condone drinking and driving in any way whatsoever. I am very disappointed in myself and am sorry for any conduct that has made this legal process necessary. I specifically want to apologize to the young men and women who look up to me as a role model and to my employers at the University of Texas and the Longhorn Network. Please let this be a lesson to you all and a moment for you to learn from. As a public figure, I take very seriously my obligation to set an example for others to learn from.
I understand the seriousness of the situation I am in and take full responsibility for not having met my own standards of personal conduct. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me for your love and support.
Vincent P. Young, Jr.
Monday January 25, 2016
Young currently works at the University of Texas as a diversity and community engagement office in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, a position he assumed in September 2014.