NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell To Meet With Tennessee Titan’s Vince Young

June 28, 2010- By Jonathan Lowell

After Vince Young was involved in a gentleman’s club altercation, he must have known the NFL head office would pay him a visit.  Roger Goodell said he will do just that as he plans to meet Young in the coming weeks to discuss the incident.

Young received a misdemeanor citation for assault after the confrontation at Club Onyx.  The Dallas-area club owner Creiton Kinchen was seen giving Young an upside-down “hook em horns” sign that set off a scuffle in a club office.

“[Kinchen’s comments] obviously made Mr. Young upset,” Dallas police Lt. Craig Miller said. “That conversation continues and there was more accusations against the University of Texas which prompted, in this case, Mr. Young to come back into the room where he just about exited.”

Goodell commented that Young will probably not receive any suspension time as he is a first time offender.  Earlier in the offseason, Goodell suspended Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for six games after he was involved in a sexual assault case in Georgia.  The two-time Super Bowl champions could be without their starter for the first six games of the 2010 NFL season.

Looking at each case individually is an important measure in the review process of any player’s conduct. Goodell says he will treat Young’s case no differently.

“The intent of the [personal conduct] policy is to intervene so you help some individuals make a better decision and avoid these troubles. So when I sit down and look at all the facts around Vince or any other player, you want to make sure they understand that and what the policy was designed to do and more importantly understand the responsibility [of being an NFL player,]” Goodell added.

At a birthday party thrown for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick there was a shooting in the early hours of the morning.  Virginia Beach police have told Goodell that Vick is not involved in the investigation.  Vick allegedly left the party before the shooting occurred.

The league is still gathering facts from police, and it will likely be weeks before the commissioner will be able to look at the case.

“Obviously, we’ve got to look and see whether there was any violation of policy,” Goodell added.

USA sportsbooks have set the Titian’s chances of winning the 2010 AFC championship at 15/1.  Their pre-season odds to win Super Bowl XLV have been set at 28/1.

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