Britt was fined $5,000 by the NFL for the towel. He was told to remove the towel by NFL officials at halftime and he complied.
The second-year receiver said that he was wearing the towel as a way to support the quarterback, who is out for the year following a torn tendon in his thumb suffered against Washington. Young also had a post-game locker room blow-up with coach Jeff Fisher after that loss to the Redskins.
“I know that Vince is one of those guys that wanted to go to the Super Bowl more than anybody else on this team. His (season) ended this year on an injury, and I just wanted to show my respect to him. I'm out there playing for him,” Britt said. “He wanted to be out there winning some games for us to get us to the Super Bowl. He can't do it, so I'll be out there playing for him.”
Britt and running back Chris Johnson both said they still support Young and are in contact with him often, even though Young has yet to set foot back in the Titans locker room since being asked to leave the day after his outburst.
Asked if Young still had support in the Titans locker room, Britt said, “Definitely. People on this team, especially the young receivers and some of the other guys, especially offense and defense – it's not just the offensive side of the ball – look at Vince as one of their big brothers and things like that. We see our big brother go down, we understand the situation and everything, but it has nothing to do with that. We still look at him as a brother. He still calls and checks on us and makes sure that we're doing the right things.”
Johnson said he spent time with Young in Houston over the off weekend and said the two remain close.
“He's doing pretty good. I saw him this weekend out in Houston. He's doing pretty good, just rehabbing from his injury and everything like that,” Johnson said. “I know guys on this team are still behind him and support him, but I think a lot of guys on this team really have the mindset of that's something that happened in the past and there's nothing we can do to bring him back this year – just put our focus on the season. Guys around here know he's a great player and he's a player we need, and unfortunately, he got hurt.”
Both players, who were first-round picks in their own right, say they hope Young is back for 2011, though there is the possibility that won't happen.
“I hope he is. He's had a big impact on my career and things like that, especially me developing as a young receiver into the league, especially coming here the first year when he wasn't running with the ones, and I was running with the twos with him,” Britt said. “We made a bond together and things like that. He calls me almost every week to make sure I'm doing all right and make sure I'm staying out of trouble and things like that.”
Johnson, who went through his own issues with wanting to renegotiate his contract this past offseason after rushing for 2,006 yards, is cautious about predicting Young's future.
“I'm not sure about that situation. I don't know what's going on, but at the end of the day, I learned a lot this past offseason and I know it's a business, and however it works out, it works out,” Johnson said.