The Texas Longhorn football team and new head coach Tom Herman opened their 2017 season with a loss to the Maryland Terrapins 51-41 in Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon September 2, 2017. Former Texas player Vince Young does the Hook 'Em sign as he watches the new team prepare to leave the tunnel. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Vince Young issues public apology after DWI arrest on Monday

Posted February 7th, 2019

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Former Texas star Vince Young issued a public apology late Wednesday after his recent arrest for allegedly driving under the influence at 4:30 a.m. Monday south of Houston.

“On Sunday evening I was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence,” Young said in a statement posted on Twitter.

“I deeply apologize for letting my family, my friends and my fans down,” he continued. “With the help of God and my loved ones, I am going to take aggressive actions to make sure this never happens again. I take full responsibility for my actions.”

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Fort Bend County Sheriffs pulled Young over, and a spokesman told the Houston Chronicle that “(Young) flunked every sobriety test they gave to him.”

It was Young’s second arrest for driving while intoxicated. In January 2016, the former Texas was arrested in Travis County and later sentenced to 18 months probation.

Young is still employed at Texas as a Neighborhood Longhorns Development Officer and earns approximately $80,000, according to salary data. The school has not commented on Young’s recent arrest and was gathering information, a spokesman said.

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