Vince Young Arrested on DWI Charge: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17:  NFL player Vince Young attends The 2013 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for ESPY)
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Former NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested in Austin, Texas, late Sunday evening on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Police records indicate Young was booked at Travis County Jail, and bail has been set at $2,000, per Katie Urbaszewski and Philip Jankowski of the Austin American-Statesman.

According to Claire Ricke of KXAN, the affidavit says Young was swerving across lanes at speeds ranging from 40 to 60 mph and failed to use his turn signal. A recording of his blood alcohol content has not yet been made available.

Per Ricke: 

Young was described by police in the affidavit as “uncooperative and polite.” Before getting in the car, Young admitted to police in the affidavit, he had three to four bottles of beer at the W Hotel that night. When asked by officers what time it was, Young said in the affidavit that he thought it was “early, about 2:30,” when the actual time was 11:23 p.m.

According to the affidavit, the officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol on Young. Young refused a preliminary breath test and a blood test. Police said his speech was mumbled and slurred.

KPRC 2 in Houston shared Young's mugshot from the arrest:

The University of Texas would release a statement regarding the news, per Chris Walker of FOX 7:

Nadia Galindo of KEYE-TV provided a statement from a school spokesperson who indicated Young will remain on staff:

Young, 32, has not played in an NFL game since 2011. He failed to make the rosters of the Buffalo Bills (2012), Green Bay Packers (2013) and Cleveland Browns (2014) over the subsequent three years before announcing his retirement.

The University of Texas hired Young to work in alumni relations after he left football, a post he still holds. The university has not released a statement on his arrest at this time.

One of the most decorated athletes in Texas history, Young began his NFL career with great promise before his career fell apart. He made Pro Bowl appearances in 2006 and 2009, was the 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and earned Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2009. Unfortunately, injuries and an inability to develop as a passer hampered his career.

This is Young's first known brush with the law.


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