Vince Young Meltdown: Titans QB Benched, Storms Out of Locker Room After Loss
Vince Young, the on-again, off-again quarterback of the Tennessee Titans, had yet another implosion Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Young had struggled for much of Tennessee's clash with Washington, and was eventually pulled with a torn tendon in his right thumb.
When Young attempted to come back, head coach Jeff Fisher left rookie passer Rusty Smith in the game, despite the fact that Vince appeared ready to go.
When the game ended with a Titans loss, Young reportedly tossed his jersey and shoulder pads into the stands on his way to the locker room. There, he muttered and cursed under his breath as Fisher talked to the team. When Fisher told Young to be quiet, the quarterback got up and started to leave the locker room.
According to ESPN.com, Fisher asked Young not to run out on his teammates, to which Young replied, "I'm not running out on my teammates, I'm running out on you."
According to multiple media outlets, safety Michael Griffin, a teammate of Young's at the University of Texas, implored Young not to leave. Young reportedly shrugged, and kept walking.
This isn't the first time the talented but enigmatic quarterback has been in Fisher's doghouse. In 2008, he was benched due to a combination of injury and poor play, and was thought to be finished in the NFL.
However, Vince returned last season and helped his team overcome an 0-6 start to finish 8-8. This season has been marked by inconsistent play and, now, another flare-up of the immaturity that plagued him early in his career.
For more on Young, check out Vince Young's Childish Tantrum Has No Place In The NFL.
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