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Fisher Puts VY "Suicide Episode" Into Perspective (1 Viewer)

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3586215

"Some of that stuff in the report was just flat-out wrong ...erroneous," Fisher said. "It's not an accurate portrayal of the events. I know. I was in the middle of it. And Vince is fine and he's going to be fine ...there's going to be a positive outcome."

Specifically, Fisher clarified certain aspects of the police report he said are misleading:

• Young was never at LP Stadium "let alone going off ...with a gun," as the report stated. In fact, a Nashville public information officer early Saturday morning also corrected the report and stated that Young never appeared at the stadium.

• Vince Young does not have a personal therapist, as cited in the report. Fisher said the therapist, Sheila Peters, is employed by the club and is available on-site to all team personnel two or three days during the week.

• It was Mike Mu, who is Young's local marketing manager, who called Peters with the alarm that Young had left his home without his cell phone, threatening to quit and was speeding down the interstate with a gun in his car after talking about suicide. Peters, in turn, called Fisher with Mu's account but she never spoke to directly with Young, as indicated in the report, until the end of the night.
"Look, when I got the call from Sheila, she was reacting on [Mu's] story and I had no way to reach Vince because he didn't have his phone. So I did what anybody would do -- I called the police," Fisher said. "Once the police are involved, there's certain protocol that has to be followed.

"So when Vince finally got home later that night, he called me and said, 'What's up?' I told him he had to come down to the facility to meet with the police. Vince said, 'I'm fine, coach.' I said, 'I know you're fine but there's a protocol now and you have to come down here and see the police face-to-face.' And he did. They talked to him. Yes, there was a gun in the car -- you can't say that's unusual with players these days -- but it wasn't loaded and the police didn't have a problem with it. Then Sheila spoke with him and determined he was all right, too. And everybody went home."

As to Young's state of mind regarding possible suicide, Fisher said, "I don't buy it," and was irritated with Mu's involvement with Young.
"One thing that Vince never really got to do like a lot of young quarterbacks is just sit back and watch how a seasoned pro goes about the job,"
Bingo. Now that VY's hurt, Fish finally has the excuse to override the mgmt and get him some bench time, which will be good for him.Anyway, there's more good stuff besides what's quoted. It's a good article.

 
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3586215

"Some of that stuff in the report was just flat-out wrong ...erroneous," Fisher said. "It's not an accurate portrayal of the events. I know. I was in the middle of it. And Vince is fine and he's going to be fine ...there's going to be a positive outcome."

Specifically, Fisher clarified certain aspects of the police report he said are misleading:

• Young was never at LP Stadium "let alone going off ...with a gun," as the report stated. In fact, a Nashville public information officer early Saturday morning also corrected the report and stated that Young never appeared at the stadium.

• Vince Young does not have a personal therapist, as cited in the report. Fisher said the therapist, Sheila Peters, is employed by the club and is available on-site to all team personnel two or three days during the week.

• It was Mike Mu, who is Young's local marketing manager, who called Peters with the alarm that Young had left his home without his cell phone, threatening to quit and was speeding down the interstate with a gun in his car after talking about suicide. Peters, in turn, called Fisher with Mu's account but she never spoke to directly with Young, as indicated in the report, until the end of the night.
"Look, when I got the call from Sheila, she was reacting on [Mu's] story and I had no way to reach Vince because he didn't have his phone. So I did what anybody would do -- I called the police," Fisher said. "Once the police are involved, there's certain protocol that has to be followed.

"So when Vince finally got home later that night, he called me and said, 'What's up?' I told him he had to come down to the facility to meet with the police. Vince said, 'I'm fine, coach.' I said, 'I know you're fine but there's a protocol now and you have to come down here and see the police face-to-face.' And he did. They talked to him. Yes, there was a gun in the car -- you can't say that's unusual with players these days -- but it wasn't loaded and the police didn't have a problem with it. Then Sheila spoke with him and determined he was all right, too. And everybody went home."

As to Young's state of mind regarding possible suicide, Fisher said, "I don't buy it," and was irritated with Mu's involvement with Young.
"One thing that Vince never really got to do like a lot of young quarterbacks is just sit back and watch how a seasoned pro goes about the job,"
Bingo. Now that VY's hurt, Fish finally has the excuse to override the mgmt and get him some bench time, which will be good for him.Anyway, there's more good stuff besides what's quoted. It's a good article.

Your dedication to this boards perception of Vince Young is admirable.
 
Thanks for posting that, it clears up a lot of details. I also thought this part was interesting, and good coaching by Fisher.

"So I want [Young] to get well, sit back, watch and learn how Kerry prepares, how he plays, how he reacts to adversity. As you know, Kerry went through a lot of things early in his career as a No. 1 pick [in Carolina] but he's the model of stability and consistency right now. Kerry's a good person and he'll help Vince just by example and the nature of his own personal story. We'll make this a positive experience for Vince and, in the end, he'll be what we thought he could be."
 

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