Everything worked out OK in the end. The Titans asked police to be on the lookout for Young in his SUV, but eventually coach Jeff Fisher got in touch with Young and set up a midnight meeting. After meeting with Young, Fisher found that he seemed to be in decent shape and that the call to the cops had not been needed, which means that the Titans probably wish they had never called the cops--which would have kept everyone in the public from finding out about it.
The Titans released a statement today explaining why they called the cops:
"Last night, we received a call from people that are closest to Vince informing us that he had left his house in a state of mind that had them concerned; and that he was unreachable, having left his cell phone at the house. Not having all the facts available to us and approaching the matter prudently, we contacted Metro Police to make them aware of the situation and asked for their assistance in locating Vince. He was located at a friend's house, where we made contact with him. He then came to the practice facility where it was determined that those initial concerns by his friends and family were unfounded and he returned home without incident."I'm trying to think of any other explanation for "state of mind that had them concerned" that doesn't end up with a fear that Young was in a suicidal state. Thankfully it appeared not to be true, but the fact that Young's friends and families were fearing for his safety is a pretty clear sign that Sunday's booing shook him up pretty bad. And it's also a sign that Young's knee injury isn't his only problem to getting back on the field.
Between Young's revelation that he thought about retiring, his pouting that almost led to him not going back out to play on Sunday and this news on Monday, it's getting harder and harder to see Young as the kind of leader that a team wants in its franchise quarterback. If booing is going to ruin Young, he's going to have a heck of a lot of problems, as there's not a quarterback in the NFL (besides maybe Peyton Manning and Tom Brady at this point) who isn't booed at home at one time or another.
Hat Tip: Music City Miracles