Former Riders QB Vince Young charged with drunk driving

Former Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Vince Young has been arrested for drunk driving. Again.

According to multiple media reports, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said the former NFL star was arrested about 4:30 a.m. Monday in suburban Houston. The 35-year-old Young, who lives in the Houston area, was charged with misdemeanour driving while intoxicated and released after posting a $500 cash bond.

Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Hanel told the Houston Chronicle that “the deputy noticed slurred speech and a strong smell of alcoholic beverage.”

He also said Young “flunked every sobriety test they gave to him.”

Young served 18 months’ probation after pleading no contest in January 2017 to driving drunk.

The Riders added Young, who played six NFL seasons and made one Pro Bowl, to their negotiation list in February 2017 and signed him the following month to a standard one-year contract (plus an option.) It did not include any upfront money.

Then 34, Young wasn’t in playing shape when he arrived at training camp in early June, didn’t grasp the intricacies of a CFL offence and quickly fell behind Saskatchewan’s other quarterbacks. A hamstring injury allowed both sides to orchestrate a graceful exit and he was released before playing in a game.

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