*Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young has apologized to his teammates and his family for getting caught up in a fight at a Dallas strip club.
The former University of Texas quarterback was in the city for an autograph session on Sunday when he decided to hit up Club Onyx with his friends. On Monday, he said it was a bad decision.
“Just made a mistake, made a mistake even being there and let that guy provoke me into doing what I did,” Young told reporters after a Titans offseason practice. “Fell into his hands, what he wanted me to do so he could do what he’s doing now. At the same time, let my lawyers take care of it.”
As previously reported, surveillance video released by Dallas police show the quarterback and several people talking in a small room before Young attacked someone in the room.
Young said the man who provoked him made a downward Longhorns sign that was disrespectful. He said more went on, but he wouldn’t go into any further details. Asked what would happen if he broke his throwing hand with a punch, Young said it wasn’t a punch but a push.
“I made a mistake,” Young said.
Young left before police arrived, but he spoke with officers around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. He received a misdemeanor assault citation, and the NFL is looking into the case.
Young returned to Nashville in time to pinch-hit late in coach Jeff Fisher’s charity softball game, and he was back on the field Monday as the Titans begin to wrap up its offseason with six team sessions ending June 25.