Ex-NFL QB Vince Young Arrested for DWI in Texas; Mugshot Released

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 5, 2019

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, former Texas NCAA college football quarterback Vince Young stands on the sideline during the first half of the NCAA Big 12 Conference championship against Oklahoma, in Arlington, Texas. Texas quarterback Vince Young and Notre Dame speedster Raghib Ismail have been selected, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, along with 11 other players and two coaches. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)
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Former NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested for driving while intoxicated Monday in Fort Bend County, Texas.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office provided additional information:


We can confirm Vince Young was arrested by a Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on a charge of DWI early Monday morning (4:31 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4) in the Missouri City area. He was released at on the same date on a $500 bond. NOI # https://t.co/C9ScyCkoxj

TMZ Sports first reported the story.

The 35-year-old pleaded no-contest in January 2017 following a DWI arrest from 2016. He received 18 months probation as part of his plea.

Immediately after his arrest in January 2016, Young apologized on his official Facebook page:

"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 & women who look up to me as a role model and to my employers at the University of Texas and the Longhorn Network."

Texas decided against firing Young from his position as a development officer, a role he began in 2014. Young played three years for the Longhorns from 2003 to 2005, helping lead the team to its last national championship in the 2006 Rose Bowl.

The Tennessee Titans selected Young third overall in the 2006 draft, and he spent five years there. His last regular-season appearance came with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011.