Titan VY cited for assault
Posted: Monday, June 14, 2010 5:05 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young received a misdemeanor assault citation after getting into a fight at a Dallas strip club and leaving before authorities arrived early Sunday, police said.
Surveillance video footage released by police showed the former University of Texas star and several people talking in a small room before Young attacked someone in the room. Others tried to break up the fight.
Young wasn’t at Club Onyx when police responded to a call about the fight, said Dallas police Lt. Andy Harvey.
Harvey said an investigation led to Young receiving a Class C assault citation, punishable by a fine up to $500.
Titans spokesman Rob-bie Bohren said the team was aware of the incident and had contacted Young. He said the team was still gathering information. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a tweet that the league “will look into it.”
Titans coach Jeff Fisher was holding his annual charity softball game Sunday night in Nashville. Young was not on the early list of players committed to appear in the game.
The Titans resume on-field sessions today.
Young, the No. 3 pick overall in 2006, got his starting job back last fall when Tennessee started 0-6 and owner Bud Adams put him back in the lineup. He helped the Titans win eight of their final 10 and heads into his fifth NFL season with a 26-13 record as a starter.