Monday, June 14, 2010
Does Young deserve league discipline?
By Paul Kuharsky
I’m heading out to Titans practice shortly and will bring you reaction from the team and from Vince Young, assuming he talks, following his Sunday citation for misdemeanor assault in a strip-club fight.
For all the debate Young has stirred up in his four seasons with the Titans, he’s been a good citizen. Does this development dent that résumé?
Under the personal conduct policy, the league tends to be lenient for first-time offenders. But with all of the negative attention brought to the NFL by Ben Roethlisberger this offseason -- and I’m not comparing what Young did to what Roethlisberger is alleged to have done -- the spotlight on players got even brighter.
I wonder if commissioner Roger Goodell is a bit quicker to discipline a player who put himself in a bad situation now.
It’s been categorized as equivalent to a traffic citation and comes with a maximum fine of $500. Do the setting and behavior make it bigger than that to Goodell?
Will Young be disciplined by Goodell? Should he be?
I’m curious to hear where you stand.