Vince Young will meet with Roger Goodell soon, but suspension is unlikely

Amid strong indications that Vince Young’s prayers could be answered via the avoidance of a suspension, Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that Young soon will meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Specifically, Goodell said at the annual Rookie Symposium in L.A. that the meeting will occur “sometime in next few weeks.”

Young faces misdemeanor assault charges arising from an incident earlier this month at a Dallas strip club.  But the precedent for a first-offense misdemeanor assault currently stands at no suspension, given the experiences of linebacker Joey Porter and receiver Braylon Edwards, who reportedly won’t be suspended in the wake of a 2009 assault allegation to which he pleaded no contest.

The league office fined Porter the amount of a game check, and our guess is that Edwards — and Young — will face the same sanction, unless Goodell decides to hold quarterbacks to a higher standard.

Though he said, per Marvez, that a suspension of Young is unlikely, Goodell explained that each case stands on its own.

“I think you have to look at these cases individually and understand them in a way of what are the issues going on with any individual,” Goodell said.  “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].”

In Young’s case, it won’t take long to look at the facts, because the facts appear in one of the highest-quality surveillance videos we’ve ever seen.

24 responses to “Vince Young will meet with Roger Goodell soon, but suspension is unlikely

  1. Quit giving them all second…third….fourth chances, suspend them two games for first violation of Personal Conduct Policy and get their attention right away; obviously, if their offense is more serious (the Raper, Jolly, Pacman etc.) then the penalty is more severe. Vince is “nuts” and has a fragile sense of self-esteem…..it’s time to teach him a lesson.

  2. Goodell is in panic mode. He’s probably crying himself to sleep.
    When are the steroid Williams brothers being suspended? HGH Santana Moss? I guess cheating is ok with Mr. Goodell.

  3. Since Vince Young was charged and no pending suspension, I guess that puts a damper on your wishes for Vick Foolio and the rest of your “BlueEyeDevils”.
    HA HA HA

  4. 1st offense? Didnt his own mother call the Cops because VY wanted to commit suicide? Not NFL like.
    He lost his job to old Collins and then wined and cried all offseason.. also…
    This coming from a guy who said he was going to be in the Hall of Fame. B4 he was found hanging in a Strip Club causing problems.
    This arent just Athletes but Rolemodels, thats What Godell has been preaching all along.

  5. You don’t get suspended for ACTUALLY assaulting someone. Only for being accused of it more than once.

  6. “In Young’s case, it won’t take long to look at the facts, because the facts appear in one of the highest-quality surveillance videos we’ve ever seen.”
    **************
    and then you DON’T post a link to the video?
    Lamer!
    Now I will have to find it on my own and that will take upwards of 10 seconds or more!!
    an internet hack I used to follow would post it.

  7. steelerfan9598 says:
    June 28, 2010 6:10 AM
    You don’t get suspended for ACTUALLY assaulting someone. Only for being accused of it more than once.
    ______
    Obviously. Not sure if you meant to admit it, but clearly you understand why… It’s called being a serial offender. Ben is one, Vince isn’t.

  8. Obviously. Not sure if you meant to admit it, but clearly you understand why… It’s called being a serial offender. Ben is one, Vince isn’t.
    You’re an ‘offender’ even if you don’t get charged? Interesting. Serial dumb ass, maybe.

  9. He attacked first. He works for us the fans and fools who pay way too much. He hit one of us!He’d been fired at a regular job. He deserves at least a two game suspension.

  10. steelerfan9598 says:
    June 28, 2010 8:32 AM
    Obviously. Not sure if you meant to admit it, but clearly you understand why… It’s called being a serial offender. Ben is one, Vince isn’t.
    You’re an ‘offender’ even if you don’t get charged? Interesting. Serial dumb ass, maybe.
    ________________
    There’s a difference between sufficient evidence to sustain a criminal indictment (and ultimately secure a conviction) and the burden of proof we, as people, have. We all know he did it. It’s like the OJ murders.

  11. Remember when everyone laughed at the Texans for taking Mario Williams over Reggie Bush, VY, and Matt Leinart? They look like NASA sicentists right now

  12. “Since Vince Young was charged and no pending suspension, I guess that puts a damper on your wishes for Vick Foolio and the rest of your “BlueEyeDevils”.”
    ===
    Actually, I couldn’t be happier.
    Vince will have yet another chance to start a full year and throw more picks than touchdowns.
    He can’t help it, it’s in his blood….
    BrownEyedDribble, it must really hurt to know that an All American Blue Eyed Male will be winning a SuperBowl again this year…and the year after….and the year after that….and the year after…..oh well, there’s always basketball and shootin’ up da clubs….

  13. EverybodyGotAIDS says:
    June 28, 2010 9:21 AM
    steelerfan9598 says:
    June 28, 2010 8:32 AM
    Obviously. Not sure if you meant to admit it, but clearly you understand why… It’s called being a serial offender. Ben is one, Vince isn’t.
    You’re an ‘offender’ even if you don’t get charged? Interesting. Serial dumb ass, maybe.
    ________________
    There’s a difference between sufficient evidence to sustain a criminal indictment (and ultimately secure a conviction) and the burden of proof we, as people, have. We all know he did it. It’s like the OJ murders.
    ——————————-
    Wow! I feel much better knowing that rules and regs are in place based on the indisputable evidence known as “We all know he did it”
    Did your Rice Crispies tell you that?

  14. I guess Goodell considers the whole world seeing a video of an NFL player getting his ass kicked in a strip club in a fight he started is punishment enough.

  15. Suspend him 4 games! New policy, 1 inncodent with out proof is 2 games, 1 evidence with proof 4 games, after 2 ncidents no matter if evidence or not 6 games!!

  16. steely devil hab says:
    June 28, 2010 10:22 AM
    Wow! I feel much better knowing that rules and regs are in place based on the indisputable evidence known as “We all know he did it”
    Did your Rice Crispies tell you that?
    _____________________
    Do you not understand the difference between “beyond a reasonable doubt” in a court of law and “a preponderance of the evidence” in civil trials, or our own minds? Unfortunately, you seem to require a conviction to decide that someone did something wrong.
    I think that’s fantastic that you have so much faith in the criminal justice system to KNOW that it never fails. Baaaaa

  17. It’s nice to know that there is a level of behavior expected out of these players. J-O-K-E. Here we have a married guy in a strip joint apparently cavorting with the management for whatever reason he would need to. Nice to have role models for people to aspire to. Work hard kids on building up your bodies and learning a sport. Don’t worry about developing your character. And people wonder why wives complain about their husbands wanting to watch football. Hmmmm

  18. As long as the NFL has a guy who was involved deeply in a murder, shilling for their NFL gear, they need to leave these minor offenses alone. The punishment o these guys for less serious offnses is disingenuous in my opinion.

  19. what a crock….double standards, that I guess the commisioner can decide when to reprimand and when not to…I mean this is on video…at least a 1-2 game slap …..I mean the rapist got 6 games and was never proven of doing anything wrong.

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