Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young received a misdemeanor assault citation after getting into a fight at a Dallas strip club and leaving before authorities arrived early yesterday, police said.
Surveillance video footage released by police showed the former University of Texas star and several people talking in a small room before Young attacked someone in the room. Others tried to break up the fight.
Young wasn't at Club Onyx when police responded to a call about the fight, said Dallas police Lt. Andy Harvey.
Harvey said an investigation led to Young receiving a Class C assault citation, punishable by a fine up to $500.
Titans spokesman Robbie Bohren said the team was aware of the incident and had contacted Young. He said the team was still gathering information.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher was holding his annual charity softball game last night in Nashville. Young was not on the early list of players committed to appear in the game.
The Titans resume on-field sessions today.
Young, the No. 3 pick overall in 2006, got his starting job back last fall when Tennessee started 0-6 and owner Bud Adams put him back in the lineup. He helped the Titans win eight of their final 10 and heads into his fifth NFL season with a 26-13 record as a starter.
* Minnesota coach Brad Childress said he has not spoken to tailback Adrian Peterson and has not decided if Peterson will be fined for missing all 3 days of the Vikings' mandatory minicap.
Peterson, who did not attend most of the optional practices in May, waited until the middle of last week to inform Childress he would be skipping camp to attend the fourth annual Adrian Peterson Day festivities in his hometown of Palestine, Texas.
* The discord that led Denver linebacker Robert Ayers to dwell in his coach's doghouse appears to have diminished.
After mostly watching from the sideline the first 2 days of minicamp due to a "coaching decision," the Denver Broncos linebacker was back in the mix yesterday, working primarily with the second team.
For now, the discontentment has abated. Not that Ayers or coach Josh McDaniels would elaborate on its source.
"It was for a good reason," Ayers said on his way to the locker room after wrapping up practice. "End of the day, it will make me a better player and better person."
Said McDaniels: "That's something I think that's resolved itself and we're all excited to move forward with that. There are no other issues with it."
Ayers was drafted with the 18th overall pick in 2009 to help shore up a sagging pass rush. But it was a pretty uneventful inaugural season for Ayers, the one bright spot coming when he scooped up a fumble and raced 54 yards for a touchdown against Pittsburgh on Nov. 9, a team record for a rookie.
Other than that, his stats were pretty bland - no sacks and 18 tackles in 15 games (just one start).