Texas legend Vince Young is still a part-time employee at the university despite his second arrest for driving while intoxicated.
Young’s name is still listed in the UT staff directory and his job title has not changed from Neighborhood Longhorns development officer and a football camp specialist. A source also confirmed that Young is still a UT employee.
Young’s salary was listed at just under $80,000 in the Texas Tribune salary database of government employees. However, he makes approximately $50,000, according to a UT spokesman.
Young was arrested for driving while intoxicated in January 2016 and sentenced to 18 months probation. Then, he was arrested again in early February for allegedly driving under the influence at 4:30 a.m. just south of Houston.
“I deeply apologize for letting my family, my friends and my fans down,” Young wrote in a Twitter post shortly afterward. “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.”
One week later, Young told the Houston Chronicle he intended to fight the latest charge.
“I’ve got a real good lawyer, one of the best in the country,” Young told the newspaper. “We’re going to fight the case. It’s just an allegation. I’m not guilty.”
Whether Young remains a UT employee or not, the school is likely to throw him an elaborate party this December for his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. The quarterback led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship.
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Editor’s note: The original version of this story was updated to note Young’s part-time status as a university employee.
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