Texas Fires Vince Young, Citing Poor Performance Following DUI Arrest

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ohiowhitesnake's picture

One of the greatest performances I’ve ever watched vs USC. 

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BuckeyeFanInBoulder's picture

I lived in Austin that season and had season tickets since my gf at the time was a grad student. I knew trailing with the ball that USC was dead in the water. That really was one of the all time performances. Hubris and VY killed the Trojan dynasty.

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AC's picture

When you're a star QB at a major university you are set for life as long as you don't sabotage yourself. Sad to see him continually make bad decisions. 

emotionally exhausted and morally bankrupt 

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EvanstonBuckeye's picture

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

Telling passage. How many times can you be warned for a part-time position before they shit-can you? Being immature in college is to be expected; being a man-child at 35 is a sad statement on his character. 

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Jason Priestas's picture

So true. Also enlightening that the position was originally a full-time position, but they cut it to part time. Way to shoot yourself in the foot, Vince.

Byaaaahhh's picture

Man, 50k/yr for part time... must be nice. must have been nice.

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PRO8's picture

Another dual threat college  QB that flames out in the NFL..... love having them on your team in college though

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SC Buckete's picture

There were some great stories about VY lighting his NFL $$$ on fire

He once reserved every seat on a commercial airline flight so he could fly alone. 

Another time he picked up the tab for every diner inside a TGI Friday’s

That said, I could not have handled the big bucks at such a young age. Just too bad he hasn’t grown up more. What a great player at Texas. 

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Another time he picked up the tab for every diner inside a TGI Friday’s

That couldn't have cost him too much.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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rkylet83's picture

This reads like a tragedy waiting to happen.  Stop doing stupid things and get your *hit together.  

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unknownmusketeer's picture

Mo C needs to help VY out of his hole. Only having been there before does one know the way to recovery.

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

Seriously? Clarrett just got another DUI with in the past three years. I wouldn't say he's exactly learned his lessons either.

"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
- Stuart Scott

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andretolstoy's picture

Where did you read this? 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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sharks's picture

The ADA's been found to afford some protections to alcoholics. I wonder in the Horns dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's... Might see Young sue if not.

A man got to have a code...

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analyticalguy's picture

An employer can't take any job action (firing, demotion, suspension, etc) because of alcoholism/addiction, but the law doesn't protect an employee from consequences for his ACTIONS (e.g., missing work).  I'm not exactly sure how an off-the-job DUI would fit into this, except that if it's reasonable to ask any similarly-situated employee to meet conduct standards off the job, then it's likely reasonable to ask an alcoholic/addict to do the same, and hold him accountable.  I imagine that an institution like UT has the HR competency not to mess up.

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CowCat's picture

This is some dumb shit. You make enough money to take a Lyft/Uber. Just show up at your job.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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TLB's picture

They tried to help him, he clearly is not ready to accept the help

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Buxki84's picture

Probably hangs out with McConaughey too much (or too little).

Whatever you do, don't let McConaughey drive the car...unless you're Vince Young, of course.

I'd rather be a minute early than an hour early, 'cause I like to procrastinate.

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kmp10's picture

What an idiot. Signs an NFL contract with 25 million guaranteed, somehow manages to file for bankruptcy some years later, Texas hands him a 100k bullshit job essentially doing nothing but being himself, Young turns that into a part-time job for 50k for which he never shows up and never contacts his superiors. What an idiot. 

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 70's 

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Mean Mr Mustard's picture

Nevermind actual intelligent ways to invest your money.  If you stuff $25 million in your mattress, you can take out $500,000 a year for the next 50 years

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Hovenaut's picture

Sad, but clearly all on him...like in college, but not in a good way.

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niblick's picture

To put this into perspective, imagine how bad Krenzel would have to fuck up to be fired from a part time job at tOSU.  good god

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mockjocks's picture

never gained traction in the NFL and was out of the league by 2014.

It's amazing he lasted in the NFL as long as he did - that's a long career in the NFL. Doesn't sound like he has much left to show for it.

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andretolstoy's picture

He made the pro bowl twice. 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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andretolstoy's picture

Not being able to hold on to a job isn't always an intelligence issue fellas 

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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CowCat's picture

Intelligence and awareness are different things. Obviously he wasn't aware of the repercussions of his actions. He blew through millions of dollars, then was handed a joke job at his alma mater, only to mess that up as well. He was given a chance at full-time, then they put him on part-time and he still messed it up.

At some point we all need to look in the mirror and realize that the center of all of our personal problems are ourselves.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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