Former NFL QB Vince Young arrested for DWI
Former NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated in Austin, Texas on Monday morning, according to the Dallas Morning News.
According to police records, Young was booked on the DWI charge at Travis County Jail at 12:46 a.m. The charge is a misdemeanor, and Young’s bail was set at $2,000.
Young, 32, last saw time on an NFL roster with the Cleveland Browns in 2014. He signed a one-year contract with the team on May 1, but was released after only 11 days.
The University of Texas, where Young starred in college and is currently employed as a diversity and community engagement officer, released a statement addressing Young’s employment status with the school.
Young was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the No. 3 pick in the 2006 NFL draft and played well in the early stages of his career. He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2006, along with earning trips to two Pro Bowls. However, he lost the starting job after an altercation with coach Jeff Fisher in 2010 and was never able to get his NFL career back on track.
He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2014.