Young won’t get sus­pen­sion over bar fight

For­mer Texas star was pro­voked by down­ward Hook ’em

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

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.

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