Vince Dodges the Bullet

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    Tennessee Titans QB Vince
    Young won't be suspended
    by NFL for strip club fight
    By Jim Wyatt • THE TENNESSEAN • July 28, 2010

    The NFL is not going to suspend Titans quarterback
    Vince Young for his involvement in a Dallas strip
    club altercation last month, according to sources
    familiar with the situation.

    The league is expected to make an announcement
    by the end of the week, possibly as early as
    Thursday.

    Titans officials could not be reached for comment
    on Wednesday. Greg Aiello, Senior Vice President of
    Public Relations for the NFL, declined comment.

    Young was cited for a misdemeanor assault
    following the June 13 incident at Club Onyx.

    The next day, Young said he hoped it wouldn’t
    result in NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
    suspending him: “I pray to God that Roger Goodell
    doesn't come down hard on me, because I definitely
    want to be here for my teammates.’’

    Last month, Goodell said he planned to talk with
    Young at some point. The commissioner also
    indicated that first-time offenders like Young
    usually don’t warrant a suspension under the
    league’s personal conduct policy.

    Titans Coach Jeff Fisher could not be reached for
    comment Wednesday night. Following the incident,
    Fisher said he was disappointed with Young's
    actions: “The league will look into it. The
    commissioner is very strict about these types of
    things and I am sure we'll hear from him after we get
    more information.’’

    The Titans face the Steelers in Week 2 of the regular
    season. The Steelers will be without quarterback Ben
    Roethlisberger, suspended for six games after
    police investigated sexual assault allegations
    against him in Georgia.

    Goodell said he was suspending the two-time Super
    Bowl winner for behavior that "undermines or puts
    at risk the integrity and reputation of the NFL, NFL
    clubs or players."

    Young’s fight occurred in an office area of the strip
    club. It started when the quarterback lunged after a
    man who made an upside-down "Hook ‘em Horns"
    sign disparaging Young's school, the University of
    Texas. Young said the man also made personal
    remarks. Young said he didn’t throw a punch.
     
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    I think it's pretty safe to say that any non-star player (in the sense that he is popular, not that he is worth a damn as a QB) would be facing a punishment of some sort.
     
  3. Dwade

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    Vince sure does love his Longhorns. If he didn't start it, I don't really see a problem.

    I don't like the Titans, but I've always liked Vince since he played at UT.
     
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    You might get some negative rep for that. Not from me, but the rest of the gang can be a bit hostile. Might want to research the plethora of Vince Young-related posts and threads on here, to get a grasp on the tone you're expected to have regarding VY.

    Nobody's gonna' sit by you at lunch if you don't retract your statement. :strangle:
     
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    Geeezzzz! Even Goodall's kissing this punks ass!! Anyone else would be sitting the bench!! JMO!!
     
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    LOL, if he didn't start it? The guy flashed the upside down horns so VY punched him in the face. I don't understand how he didn't get suspended.
     
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    Having been recently involved in a melee at a topless bar *ahem* *cough* *Corrosion* *cough*,

    I have to cut Vincent :hobie: some slack on this one.
     
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    Another shirtless tequila bar, Bill?

    LOL!
     
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    You almost got it right, Sandy. But, just to clarify the situation, he was facing Goodell at the time.:yawn::winky:
     
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    Way to represent the NFL, VY. :loser

    oh yeah, almost forgot...

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  11. Texecutioner

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    That wasn't what that fight was about. The media tried to portray it that way, and so did some ra ra Longhorn fans, but he didn't just lose control because someone threw a horns down at him. He had to have seen that throughout all 4 years of college and a ton of of that since he's left for the league from people that don't like him or the Longhorns. I don't think some scumbag that works at a strip joint was going to get that type of reaction out of him just be doing that. I've been in a few confrontations at strip joints in my days, and it's usually 90% of the time about some type of money issue where the club's trying to screw someone over, because they do that to people every day in there.

    He did act up though and he shouldn't have lost his cool and attacked the guy like that. He definitely needs to be smarter than that.
     
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    I'd like to hear about this one? Give up the goods Bill.
     

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