Texas Fires Vince Young for Poor Performance, Unexcused Absences

Vince Young
The Associated Press

The University of Texas fired former Longhorn quarterback Vince Young for poor performance, repeatedly missing work, and for not keeping supervisors appraised of his situation, according to reports.

Young was hired in 2014 as a part-time development officer for the school at a$50,000 a year.

The firing comes a month after the former player was arrested for a second drunk-driving offense.

According to the Associated Press, Young’s termination letter said he was dismissed “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.”

Young was the number three overall pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2006. During his five years he was then a two-time Pro Bowler, and was named the 2006 Offensive Rookie of the Year.

He joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011, then bounced to several other teams before his career was over by 2014. As late as 2017, Young was working for a comeback that never occurred.

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