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Sunday, March 10, 2019

LONGHORNS FIRE VINCE YOUNG



AUSTIN, TX - Texas has fired former star quarterback Vince Young from his part-time role as a development officer for poor performance and often being absent from work or not in touch with his supervisors.

The move also comes after Young had a second drunken-driving arrest within three years on Feb. 4.

Young’s firing letter says 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.'' He has been given job warnings dating back to 2017.

The Associated Press obtained the letter and Young’s personnel file through an open records request.
Young declined to comment Saturday. His file included several good performance reviews and a February letter from Young saying he'd done good work for the school building relationships with donors.

Young was last on a pro football field in 2017 when he participated in training camp with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders in Saskatoon, SK.


(Associated Press)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now there is an example of a first class dork!

Anonymous said...

Another example of the good character people that Chris Jones said he would bring to the Riders.

SWC said...

Gee, let's recruit him! It can't hurt.

Anonymous said...

The epitome of Bruce Springsteen's song Glory Days. Earthlings don't get it.

I was going to fold laundry, I'm heading to a meeting. Good reminder of what happens when we don't turn it over.

Anonymous said...

In the ESPN article it states at the end;

He also said he has tried to stay sober since his first drunken-driving arrest in 2016.

"I have shown good faith toward my actions and gone beyond to maintain a level of sobriety well being," Young wrote. "Unfortunately, with walking a straight and narrow path, incidents occur out of one's control."

.....as we've said on here before. Nothing changes if nothing changes.
All the best to him.

Anonymous said...

OK, Jones was an idiot to some people, why not blame him for Trudeau's problems and Trump trying to build the wall. HE IS GONE! GIVE IT UP

Anonymous said...

What does the "In Jones we trust" crew think about this?

Anonymous said...

Maybe jones can pick him up for his new team ?

SWC said...

Jones is gone but the damage he did by ignoring the offense for three years is still here. The stench of Jones will be around for quite a while.

Anonymous said...

Chris Jones gave Vince Young a chance. The CFL gave Johnny Manziel a chance.

People get chances - it's what they do with them. Texas did Vince Young a favor. Yes he won the big game for them....in 2005 or whatever that was a long time ago. All that guy had to do was his job and account for his time. He chose not to and they chose not to enable him. They did him a favor when he figures out how to make amends which this guy hasn't even figured out Step 1 then we'll see.

First order of business for him. Get to meetings. Sit in a chair. Shut up and listen or don't he can keep on keepin' on.

Anonymous said...

Jesus!

There seems to be a serious lack of empathy here. This is an article about a relatively young man, suffering from a serious addiction problem and he’s acknowledging that. No less, he’s put his body/head in serious risk for the entertainment of everyone else. Not to mention that this blog has a history of supporting just such an affliction. And all you people have to say in the comment section is “in Jones we trust”?

I wish nothing but the best for Young as a person and hope that this small group of readers take a good long look at themselves and what they have to say in this, and any other comment section they feel necessary to spit their garbage ideas. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a quick group text to all the Old Boys Club members got them gathered here to do some Jones bashing. They never miss a chance to do so and will continue that for years. Just like they continue to disrespect Roy Shivers for his efforts in turning this team around. It’s sickening.


Rex

Football Fan said...

You're not hearing from the "In Jones we trust" crew because our posts are being censored. Unfortunately it looks like Rod is crossing over to the dark side and joining the fake news team, and only publishing certain points of view. It looks like he's trying to build a new home for himself in the swamp, but unfortunately for him I think the swamp's days are numbered. I think Rider Nation is collectively reaching a point where we've had enough. Drain the swamp!

Anonymous said...

Oh this crew don't mind at all, we all in with "In Jones We trust" ideology, it's mantra as are Roughriders management. The building blocks are in place to succeed. Higher ups retaining everybody from the Chris Jones era is a vote of confidence to his continued master plan. Roughriders assistant GM/Head Scout Mr Paul Jones will continue on with the Jones legacy as will speedster Christion Jones on the roster. Now if only add a few more Jones to the team that would be great.

"In Jones We Trust"

Brady Y said...

Empathy with people on this blog? No way that'll ever happen. It is just full of idiots who look for any reason to hate on Jones. I agree with you however, the world is the way it is because people lack the decency to be understanding. If people stuck to the old adage of you dont have anything good to say dont say anything the world would be better.
Good luck V.Y, hope you can get it together.

Football Fan said...

Well look at that! He decided to publish my post! Of course he didn’t post my previous two, one of which debunked several things he said in his 10 Weekend Things post, and I’m still not seeing either one of them up, so there’s also that. I guess we’ll just see where things go from here.

#InJonesWeTrust

SWC said...

Anon said " HE IS GONE! GIVE IT UP"

Drop the Jones bashing? Not a chance! We put up with your idiotic "In Jones we trust" for three blinking years.

T JH said...

Football Fan.....have you ever stopped to think just WHY your posts were not published?? There IS a reason. You post so much gibberish garbage which is your own point of view......and NOBODY cares!!

Anonymous said...

So, Football Fan, you are one of the "In Jones we trust" crowd. Just as lame as the "5 more wins" loon. The problem isn't that 2 of your posts were not published but that 2 of your posts were.

#Nobody Cares

Football Fan said...

Yeah, who cares about the 5 more wins? You you don't want to win too much, right? You’re uncomfortable with excellence, right? I read you loud and clear. MUCH more comfortable with mediocrity. Craig Reynolds is that you? Small town, small minded, small time. There is a certain SMALL but prominent segment of our fan base that wears this mentality like a badge of honour.