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Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/25/2010

Vince Young apologizes to Tennessee Titans Coach Jeff Fisher, via text

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 11:50 a.m.

Jeff Fisher, on Vince Young's apology, on Wednesday: "He texted me and apologized."

Fisher, meeting with the media, was asked if he'd rather have had an in-person apology.

"I'm not a real big text guy, okay? I'm not really ino this new-age stuff. I don't twit or tweet, but I think face-to-face is a man thing, okay?"

Fisher reiterated that, at some point, quarterback and coach would meet.

"Of course, there's gonna be a meeting, but right now we're on to the Texans. That's the most important thing."

Updated at 4:03 p.m., Nov. 24

Vince Young has apologized to Jeff Fisher.

True, he texted his apology, but it was an apology nonetheless, sources have told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Young, according to ESPN, "thanked Fisher for the opportunity to play for the Titans and wished him and the team good luck for the rest of the season. Young ended the text by asking Fisher to have more faith and confidence in him moving forward, and said that they each wanted the same thing -- to win a Super Bowl."

Fisher's response?

Jeff Fisher on Vince Youngs texted apology: " I think face to face is a man thing...ok?" #messagedelivered.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter


After tearing a flexor tendon in his thumb in the Titans' loss to the Redskins, Young, who'd passed for 1,255 yards and 10 touchdowns, will miss the rest of the season and will have a pin inserted in the thumb in upcoming surgery. Here's a recap on the dustup: It was that injury that triggered the flareup with Fisher. The coach declined to put Young back into the game, Young threw his pads and jersey into the stands afterward and muttered under his breath during Fisher's postgame talk to players and walked out.

By Cindy Boren  | November 25, 2010; 11:50 AM ET
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Comments

Trade Young while somebody might want him. You might get actual players who benefit the team. Otherwise, as it stands, this path goes nowhere but down.

Imagine Belichick's reaction to Young doing something like this on _his_ team (can you say "Randy Moss"?).

Posted by: Pangraz | November 24, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Vince, you could be on the UNemployment line like some people. Just be thankful you chose the right career that pays a whole lot of $$$. Be respectful to those that extend their hand to you like a Jeff Fisher. Every team have issues far worst than yours and your coach.

Also, the media love making Blacks look bad. Remember Tiger Woods bedroom issues. Because Black guys can sling it good to women, they tried to make him a porno star and not a true professional Golfer.

Anyhow, I hope you recover well and leave Tennessee and make another team better like the Panthers, Buffalo, 49'ers...etc.

Posted by: clifton3 | November 24, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

People keep bashing Vince, and calling the guy immature,

Let’s take a look and reflect on some more immature moves in pro ports,
1991 Charles Barkley- spits on a young girl in the stands
2003 Kobe Bryant- Sexual Assault case (Purchase of a huge Diamond cures all)
2007 Michael Vick- It is uncovered that he is head of a major dog-fighting ring and personally is responsible for murdering dogs.
2008 Bret Favre -While his wife is trying to survive Breast Cancer
Bret is sending pictures of his junk to a Jets staffer.
2008 Ben Roethlisberger Allegedly Rapes a girl and gets away with it
2010 Vince Young Tosses his Jersey in the Stands and tells his egomaniacal coach to get bent
And this is what gets VY crowned the most evil villain in pro sports WOW…. Just WOW…..
Winning changes everything,
My advice to Vince, Win baby just win.

Oh wait he was winning and he is a winner. Vince you have a problem. In your case winning is not going to be enough.
Vince needs to be sent down to the FPL (Federal Penal League) to get some seasoning, learn some new moves then come back to cheers of "M.V.P.", "M.V.P.", "M.V.P."...
Vince is not a role model, at least not yet. He needs to be mentored by guys like Tiger, Ray Lewis, Charles Barkley those guys just seem to "get it".

Posted by: duffytomduffy | November 24, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

This is just Fisher trying to get some of his respect back. Sad and shameful!!! A coach running to the media with everything like Jenn Sterger or Rachel Uchitel.

Well Jeff, you banned VY from the team facilities, and unless you're gonna invite him to your house, then how else is Vince gonna apologize to you.

Jeff Fisher is the new Jenn Sterger or Rachel Uchitel. lol Vince texted an apology and what did Fisher do??? He runs to the media to dish dirty or take jabs.!!!!

I understand not accepting an apology by text. I don't understand a coach who is supposed to be learning to get along with Young, going on national media and making jabs at him. I have a hard time figuring out which one of these guys needs most to grow up.

Posted by: gokusc1 | November 24, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Fisher will release Vince's naked pictures and his sextape to TMZ and Vivid next week. The week after that Jeff Fisher will hire Gloria Allred. haaaa lol

Posted by: gokusc1 | November 24, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

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