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Vince Young Gets Big News In DWI Charge Hearing

Vince Young speaking into a microphone during a Texas Longhorns game.

AUSTIN, TX - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Vince Young of the Tennessee Titans speaks after his Texas Longhorns jersey number is retired before a game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on August 30, 2007 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

After being arrested for a DWI in February, Vince Young soon lost his job at his beloved Texas. But while he may have lost his job, it looks like he's about to pick up a pretty big victory in the DWI case against him.

In an interview with FOX 26 Sports, Young's lawyer Paul Doyle revealed that he was able to reduce the charges against his client to highway obstruction. In the process, the DWI charge was removed.

Young praise Doyle for a job well done and expressed his gratitude at getting his name cleared.

The DWI incident occurred in February, when he was arrested in Fort Bend County and accused of drunk driving. It was his second arrest for DWI in three years.

Vince Young was drafted No. 3 overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2006 NFL Draft after a historic college career that included a legendary Rose Bowl win over USC to win the national title.

But despite two Pro Bowls and Rookie of the Years honors, Young struggled to replicate that success with the Titans. After being released by the team after the 2010 season, Young spent the next four years with four different teams, but never seeing the field after 2011.

He tried to revive his football career in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but injuries ended his career in Canada before it began. 

Young returned to Texas in 2014, and worked part-time for the school's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement office for the next five years.