The Dallas Police Department issued Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young a Class C assault citation for his role in a Sunday morning altercation at a Dallas strip club that left one person injured.
Officials said they reviewed a tape of the incident and interviewed witnesses before issuing the citation, which is punishable by a fine of up to $500.
The altercation broke out “after words were exchanged” at Club Onyx, with the first call to police at 3:38 a.m.
Club security made a second call to police at 4:06 a.m., and an ambulance was called at about 5:30 a.m. Police believe Young left the scene before officers arrived, a DPD official said.
Holly Yan of the KDAF-TV in Dallas has more details of the altercation - and it sounds like “words” had nothing to do with what caused the fight.
A Dallas police source told The 33 News the current Tennessee Titans quarterback was attempting to exchange cash, possibly for single dollar bills, at Club Onyx when someone started making disparaging remarks about the Texas Longhorns. Police say one person made an upside-down “Hook ‘em, Horns” hand gesture, and a physical altercation ensued.
Young is accused of busting an employee’s lip.
Titans spokesman Robbie Bohren: “We are aware of the report about Vince Young. The organization has been in touch with Vince and we will continue to gather addition information.”
Young was previously scheduled to play in Jeff Fisher’s annual charity softball game today in Nashville. As you would expect, that didn’t happen.
From the video of the incident, obviously Young was the aggressor but it’s hard to make out if he landed a cleaned punch on the individual he was pursuing. Of course, going ballistic in a strip club at 4am over a hand gesture is incredibly inadvisable in the first place and shows that Young is still, somehow, prone to misjudgments.
He’s very, very lucky things didn’t turn out worse for him last night.
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