Young won’t get suspension over bar fight
Former Texas star was provoked by downward Hook ’em
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday he has decided not to suspend Titans quarterback Vince Young over a tussle at a Dallas strip club in June.
Goodell said he met with the former Texas Longhorns star earlier this week.
“Based on the facts that we have, I see no reason for any kind of disciplinary action. I did have a good conversation with Vince, however, about his responsibility as an NFL player. He needs to avoid putting himself in that kind of position,” Goodell said.
Young was given a misdemeanor assault citation after a fight last month that was caught on surveillance video. He quickly apologized.
Young said the person who provoked him in the strip club made a downward Longhorns sign that was disrespectful to the school. wearing his customary No. 81 when he emerged, part of a deal he made with the previous owner.
Receiver Antonio Bryant got No. 81 when the Bengals chose him over Owens in the offseason, giving him a fouryear deal.
Bryant said he had already talked to Owens and agreed to give up his number.
“I’m a realist,” Bryant said. “He’s got a bigger legacy than me. I just asked him to make a donation to one of my little league programs in Miami.’’ tween Haynesworth and coach Mike Shanahan, the two-time All-Pro defensive lineman was kept off the field for the opening session of Redskins training camp after failing a conditioning test involving completing short sprints in a specified time.
“The bottom line is we’re going to get him in shape,” Shanahan said.