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. Police said no one will be arrested.
The altercation allegedly broke out after words were exchanged in a back office at Club Onyx on 10557 Wire Way near Interstate 35E in Northwest Dallas.
The video shows Young in a back office talking to a manager. Another man in the office makes a derogatory "Horns down" hand sign in reference to the University of Texas, Young's alma mater, and says something to the quarterback.
Young is then seen talking to the manager for a few more moments before charging after the man who made the hand signal. A fight involving multiple people then breaks out.
The first call to police came at about 3:38 a.m. and reported "two black males fighting in the parking lot."
Club security made a second call to police at 4:06 a.m., and an ambulance was called at about 5:30 a.m., though the offense report shows that no medical attention was needed. Police believe Young left the scene before officers arrived, a DPD official said.
In a statement released Sunday afternoon, a spokesman with the Tennessee Titans acknowledged the situation and said they were in contact with Young, who is entering his fifth season with the organization.
"We are aware of the report about Vince Young," spokesman Robbie Bohren said. "The organization has been in touch with Vince and we will continue to gather addition information."
Young turned a corner on the field last season, saving Tennessee's season after Kerry Collins was benched, but the Titans can't be happy about this development. It's way too soon to speculate on the ramifications of this, but NFL commissioner Roger Goddell has been cracking down on players who are involved in off-the-field incidents. Young, currently at 17 in our rankings, is a fantasy backup in most leagues. This may end up having little to no impact on Young's fantasy stock, but owners should monitor the situation and see what happens.