Vince Young to Keep Job at UT, Longhorn Network UndecidedBy Russell Westerholm
Following his arrest for driving while intoxicated, Vince Young will keep his job at his alma mater the University of Texas.
ESPN reported Tuesday that a police officer pulled Young over after he idled at a green light, failed to use a turn signal, and then drifted out of his lane. The officer noticed the smell of alcohol on Young and that he could not stand without wavering.
The police report indicated Young refused to take a breathalyzer test.
"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," Young said in a statement. "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 and women who look up to me as a role model and my employers at the University of Texas and the Longhorn Network.
"Please let this be a lesson to you all and a moment for you to learn from me. As a public figure, I take very seriously my obligation to set an example for others to learn from."
After finishing his playing career in 2005 as one of UT's greatest football players of all time, Young had his number 10 retired three years later. He is most well known for clinching the 2006 National Championship at the Rose Bowl on a game-winning touchdown scramble in the fourth quarter.
About a year before retiring from the NFL in 2014, Young completed his degree at UT's College of Education. Following his retirement, UT hired him to help raise money for low-income, first-generation students in its Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.