Report: V. Young mentioned suicide

The Baltimore Sun

The Tennessee Titans called police Monday night for help searching for Vince Young because his therapist told coach Jeff Fisher the quarterback mentioned suicide several times before driving away from his home with a gun.

Fisher and Young have said what happened Monday night was overblown by the media. But the supplemental report filed Tuesday by Nashville police showed that Fisher was worried about the quarterback after the call from Young's therapist.

"I asked him, 'What made her worry about him?' Lt. Andrea Swisher wrote. "He stated, 'His mood, his emotions, he wants to quit, and he mentioned suicide several times.' He went on to state that he left the house with a gun."

The Titans declined to comment on details of the report.

The Nashville City Paper obtained the report through a public records request and first reported the details yesterday afternoon on its Web site.

Young won't be making the trip with the Titans to Cincinnati for tomorrow's game so he can continue to get treatment on his sprained knee, Fisher said.

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