Texas Fires Vince Young, Citing Poor Performance Following DUI Arrest

By 11W Staff on March 9, 2019 at 3:06 pm
Texas fired quarterback great Vince Young
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Vince Young, the Texas Longhorn legend who led the program to its first national championship in 35 years, was fired from a part-time development role he had with the university following an arrest for driving while intoxicated.

His March 1 firing letter, obtained by the Associated Press, says he was let go for “not demonstrating significant and sustained improvement in the performance of (his) job responsibilities and failing to maintain standards of conduct suitable and acceptable to the university.”

The letter outlined poor performance, often being absent for work and failing to maintain contact with his supervisors.

The termination came after Young picked up his second DUI arrest within three years on Feb. 4. According to the AP, Young said he will fight the charge.

Young had been given job warnings dating back to 2017 for his part-time role that paid an annual salary of $50,000.

Young, considered a college football great and a legend at the University of Texas, never gained traction in the NFL and was out of the league by 2014.

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