Vince Young says he has apologized to Jeff Fisher in a letter

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 8:05pm

Vince Young said in a television interview Wednesday that he recently sent a letter of apology to Jeff Fisher, the former coach of the Tennessee Titans with whom he clashed during their five years together.

"I definitely wanted to apologize for the things that I did," Young said, according to NFL.com. "Letting him know about the frustrations, all the different things that were going on in my life at the time and wanted him to know I really did appreciate him trying to make me become one of those type of leaders on the team and a successful quarterback. ... At the time being immature and not paying attention and not listening and taking my frustrations out on a lot of people wasn't the right thing to do."

Young, the third overall pick by Tennessee in the 2006 NFL Draft, appeared on the NFL Network to discuss his attempt to return to the league in 2013.

He plans to work out for scouts March 26 at the University of Texas pro day.

"I really feel like I can do a much better job than a lot of, most quarterbacks in the league,” he said.

Young’s final game with the Titans was a 19-16 loss at home to the Washington Redskins. Young started the game, was injured and not allowed to return and — after a brief verbal altercation with Fisher — stormed out of the locker room immediately following the contest.

He also reportedly often was late for meetings and once Fisher ordered the team plane to depart for a game at Philadelphia without the quarterback, who had not reached the airport by the scheduled departure time.

He was 30-17 as a starter during his five seasons with Tennessee, was named the NFL’s 2006 offensive rookie of the year and started one playoff game, a 17-6 loss at San Diego following the 2007 season.

He was a backup for Philadelphia in 2011, was cut by Buffalo following training camp last summer and sat out the entire 2012 season.

Fisher also left the Titans following the 2010 season. He was named coach of the St. Louis Rams last season.

Recently, financial issues have led to litigation by and against Young. He has filed suit against his former manager and agent over $5.5 million he said was misappropriated. He also was ordered to repay a $1.7 million loan from a New York-based financial institution.

Young blamed those off-field issues for the fact that he was out of the league last season.

"I don't really feel like it was my game,” he said. “I just really feel like (it was) some of the off-the-field issues. I really feel like teams don't want their quarterback to be in a position where they're distracted.

"I was young at the time and I put my trust in a lot of people. I was getting taken advantage of. Basically I'm the victim of the situation. Just got to clean up that mess, just to let teams know I'm a little bit more mature than I used to be. I've grown a whole lot."

20 Comments on this post:

By: TITAN1 on 3/6/13 at 10:00

Glad he could finally admit it.

By: feefifofum1 on 3/7/13 at 5:40

He admitted it, then said he was a victim. He is as dumb as a rock and will never change. Bud's last great mistake that cost him his last chance at a Super Bowl.

By: govskeptic on 3/7/13 at 5:42

Likely a required step to get any kind of positive feedback from Fisher to anyother
team that may inquire about Vince in the future. Wouldn't be surprised if he
doesn't wind up with short term contract from some team needing back up.

By: 4gold on 3/7/13 at 7:14

Selfish, baby now in financial trouble and graveling. Another stupid jock that had millions and lost it all. Stop paying these athlete idiots so much so the team can build their own stadium and get out of the tax payers pockets. Where else are guys with this mentality going to make one hundered thousand a year. It's not like they are going any where else.

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!

By: pswindle on 3/7/13 at 8:17

We lost the best Titan in Jeff Fisher.

By: wataboutbob on 3/7/13 at 8:21

Still in denial.

By: FCappas on 3/7/13 at 8:36

And he still blaming others! I don't see any change...

"I was young at the time and I put my trust in a lot of people. I was getting taken advantage of. Basically I'm the victim of the situation."

By: global_citizen on 3/7/13 at 9:06

I don't believe for a minute that he's truly chastened or sincere in his apology. He's desperate. He's saying what he thinks he needs to say to get back on an NFL payroll.

I will always remember what he said in a CBS 60 Minutes interview: "Nobody can tell me what to do." That is the real Vince Young. Then and now.

By: rickmuz on 3/7/13 at 9:17

Just like a convict that suddenly finds Jesus when facing the reality of bad decisions, Young and other celebrities suddenly discover humility when faced with the reality of the consequences of outlandishly brazen behavior that ruins their careers. One can only hope that he has a Robert Downey, Jr moment.

By: rickmuz on 3/7/13 at 9:18

Just like a convict that suddenly finds Jesus when facing the reality of bad decisions, Young and other celebrities suddenly discover humility when faced with the reality of the consequences of outlandishly brazen behavior that ruins their careers. One can only hope that he has a Robert Downey, Jr moment.

By: BigPapa on 3/7/13 at 10:21

Deer Jeaf Feeshr
Imma sory you mad me akt that whay when wuz a titan. I could b a gud QB if u want 1.
so that whut Im sorri abut. you made me act that whay.
hop this halps
VY

By: C.A.Jones on 3/7/13 at 10:29

LOL @ BigPapa!!!!

By: Jughead on 3/7/13 at 1:15

Still claims to be the "victim." What a tool.

By: Jughead on 3/7/13 at 1:15

He'll be on welfare like the rest of his tribe.

By: TITAN1 on 3/7/13 at 1:28

Jughead, one of these days someone is really going to take offense to your racists remarks. You just better hope they don't find out who you are.

By: courier37027 on 3/7/13 at 3:05

Pswindle, lest we forget the 59-0 drubbing at New England and the fiasco named Adam Jones, Fisher allowed both to happen.

By: courier37027 on 3/7/13 at 3:34

Did John McClain bump his gums about what a winner, genius, mature, great guy Vince Young is/was? McClain saw Young since the latter was an eighth grade student. That Wunderlich score of six was a mistake. Can someone check Titans Central and see hoe many sports writers are on their payroll?

By: TITAN1 on 3/8/13 at 6:01

You tell us, C. You are the one who posts word for word what they say.

By: Jughead on 3/8/13 at 12:58

@TITAN: Not racist, bubba, just the truth. Of course, tools like you bathe in political correctness each day, so your stupidity is not surprising.

By: TITAN1 on 3/8/13 at 5:36

Yeah, jughead, I'm sure you would tell that to his face.