Vince Young and Texas Football: Redemption Beyond the DWI

Posted by Doug Murphy | Apr 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

If there's one thing we revere in Texas, it's college football. We might be rooting for the Aggies, shouting “hook ‘em horns,” cheering for the Texas A&M Aggies, or tragically pulling for a college team outside of the great state of Texas. But whether we're admiring a perfect tight spiral from Colt McCoy or Ricky Williams weaving down the field, there's nothing like game day for many of us.

The End of a Career?

Then there's Vince Young, one the greatest Longhorn football players that ever lived and forever a legend of Texas college football. He helped bring the University of Texas to a BCS national title at the Rose Bowl in 2006 and later finished his degree at UT in 2013. Young spent the first six seasons of his NFL career with the Tennessee Titans before hitting a rough patch in his career. His downward spiral, culminating in a possible move to Canadian football in 2017, crushed many of us. But Young's football career ended after DWI arrests in Texas in 2016 and 2019. Fortunately, a DWI doesn't have to be the end of the story for anyone, even Vince Young.

Vince Young is Back

The great news at the University of Texas is that Young is back. Vince Young is now working at UT as a “staff assistant” to the athletic department. Young will reportedly assist the department with everything from special events and projects to recruiting. The timing couldn't be better with new head coach Steve Sarkisian. Sarkisian was the quarterback for USC in 2005 and lost to UT and Young in the 2006 Rose Bowl.

At the team press conference announcing his hire, Young admitted he's aware that he's getting all of this coverage because of his glory days at Texas. On Twitter, he posted, “So happy to be able to help [Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte] out as well as everyone in the Athletic Department, share my knowledge and experiences, reach out in the community and serve the school I love! You know I Bleed Orange!” Hopefully, Young will be bleeding Texas Longhorn orange for years to come.

You Can Come Back from a DWI

If Young's DWI arrest teaches us anything, it's that an arrest doesn't have to be the end in a DWI conviction or be the end of your story. While an arrest for DWI can be frightening and feel like the end of the world, it isn't. With the right attorney, you can challenge your DWI. You need an expert in Texas DWI law to explain your options and evaluate whether negotiation or litigation is your best path forward.

Attorney Doug Murphy is an expert in both DWI defense with years of experience handling complex DWI cases. He is Board Certified in both DWI defense and criminal law, one of only two attorneys in Texas to hold both of these certifications. Best Lawyers in America also named Doug the “Lawyer of the Year” for Houston-area DWI defense for 2021. Call the Doug Murphy Law Firm at 713-229-8333 today to set up a consultation.

About the Author

Doug Murphy

Doug Murphy is one of only two Texas lawyers Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and also in DWI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense, accredited by the American Bar Association and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


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