NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Titans today announced that they had installed a LoJack system on starting QB Vince Young, two days after after a disturbing incident where he went missing for four hours without informing the team or his Mom of his whereabouts.
"We think it's for everyone's best interest, including Vince's, that we know where he is at all times," said Titans head coach Jeff Fisher. "Nashville isn't New York or LA, but it's a big, dangerous city and there's a lot of trouble out there. We can't watch over him all the time, as much as we would like to."
Although usually used for tracking and recovering stolen cars, the Titans said they commissioned LoJack to develop a special, nanotechnology version of the device implanted directly under Young's skin. The team said they had installed the LoJack on Tuesday, using the ruse of "blood work before the MRI" on Young's injured right knee as cover.
"He didn't seem to question the fact that he said we were drawing blood, but injecting something instead of drawing blood out," said Fisher. "But then again, you know Vince...I guess that goes to show why we can't have him running around outside by himself."
Fisher said that the team usually requires that Young's family use child locks to prevent him from getting outside at night, but an uncle had left the backdoor unlocked. Young also apparently, when becoming hungry during his journey outside, ate the note pinned to his shirt telling people to call the Titans if he was found.
A team of professionals will monitor Young's whereabouts 24 hours a day, using a beta version of Google Maps to pinpoint his precise location. Fisher said that the LoJack and Google Maps system was set up to go into "Red Alert" if it detects that Young has removed his shirt within 500 feet of a bar or club.