Vince Young has broken his silence on his DUI arrest -- apologizing to his bosses ... and hoping young people will learn from his stupid mistake.
As we previously reported, the former University of Texas QB was arrested Monday morning in Austin -- and officers say he couldn't stand up straight and was slurring his words.
Now, without specifically admitting guilt, Young has issued a statement essentially acknowledging that he screwed up ... big time.
"Regardless of the outcome of the pending investigation, I would like my friends, family and fans to know that I do not condone drinking and driving in any way whatsoever. I am very disappointed in myself and am so sorry for any conduct that has made this legal process necessary."
"I specifically want to apologize to the young men and women who look up to me as a role model and to my employers at the University of Texas and the Longhorn Network. Please let this be a lesson to you all and a moment for you to learn from."
"I understand the seriousness of the situation I am in and take full responsibility for not having met my own standards of personal conduct."