Titans tell Young to leave facility

Published Nov. 23, 2010 8:25 p.m. EST

The tumultuous relationship of Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young and the team appear to have taken another bad turn.

According to The Tennessean of Nashville, Young showed up at the team’s facility Monday and was asked to leave by a team official.

Young, who will miss the rest of the season because of pending right thumb surgery, got into a heated exchange with head coach Jeff Fisher after Sunday’s loss to the visiting Washington Redskins.

According to the newspaper, Young told Fisher, “I’m not running out on my teammates, I’m running out on you.”


Young returned to the facility Monday and was in the training room when Titans quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains informed him he needed to leave.

However, the Titans organization issued a statement Tuesday, clarifying its position on the incident and disputing The Tennessean's version of events.

"Tennessean reports indicating that Vince Young is not welcome at Baptist Sports Park are incorrect," the statement said. "Yesterday, he was informed by a coach at the facility not to attend Monday's team meeting and was free to leave. The intention was to be able to talk to the team about Young's situation and how the team would move forward. Players that are on injured reserve are not required to attend team meetings. As of today, he has been placed on injured reserve and all the same rules apply to him as to any other player in that category."

Young, a first-round pick of Tennessee out of the 2006 NFL Draft, will enter the 2011 season on the final year of his rookie deal.