Vince Young often has said he thought he deserved the Heisman Trophy. Now that he might actually get it, he has nothing to say on the subject.
“I really don’t know what’s going on,” Young said Wednesday afternoon. “I’ve just kind of heard a little bit about it. But really no comment right now.”
Reports surfaced earlier in the week that Reggie Bush might be stripped of the 2005 Heisman because he received improper benefits while at USC. The university already has been sanctioned by the NCAA as a result of the violations.
The Heisman Trophy Trust said no decision has been made.
Young finished as the runner-up to Bush in the voting for the award, which goes annually to college football’s most outstanding player.
When pressed on whether or not he would accept the award almost five years later, Young simply said, “No comment.”
• Hunting Haynesworth: Titans’ coach Jeff Fisher was similarly tight-lipped on the subject of Albert Haynesworth one day after multiple reports stated that the Washington Redskins and Titans were engaged in trade talks for the disgruntled defensive tackle.
“I’ll talk about the (Oakland) Raiders and my football team, but I have no interest in talking about Albert,” Fisher said.
The Titans open the season Sunday at home against Oakland. Washington is at home against Dallas in a prime-time contest.
Redskins’ coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that Haynesworth will be with the team for that game.
• Coming home: It will be noting new for former Pearl-Cohn star John Henderson to play against the Titans at LP Field. He did so regularly over the past eight seasons as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The only difference is that this time he’s coming back as a member of the Oakland Raiders.
“He’s definitely added leadership to this football team,” Oakland coach Tom Cable said. “He’s been through it, he’s played for quite some time now, and our expectations are for him to come in and be a part of our rotation on the defensive line and produce for us.”