Former Texas and NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested on Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Austin. Young told police that he “drank three or four bottles of beer at the W Hotel downtown” and refused to perform a breath test or provide a blood sample for police.
Monday evening, Young released an apology on his 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 understand the seriousness of the situation I am in and take full responsibility for not having met my own standards of personal conduct.”
While he awaits the fallout from the legal perspective, Young now has to deal with the professional fallout. Young is currently employed by the University of Texas in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement where he works in an alumni relations and mentoring role. Specifically, Young is tasked with helping first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds with their acclimation to university life. UT officials have confirmed that Young will remain employed in that role, though they did not offer any word on potential discipline.
Young is also an analyst for the Longhorn Network. According to ESPN, which runs the network, a decision has yet to be made on whether or not he will return next season. An ESPN rep told the Statesman that Young is “not scheduled to appear on the network this spring.”