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Titus Young arrested again on felony charges

Titus Young LionsIt’s been a while since we heard from Titus Young, which is actually a good thing. That’s why we’re disappointed to share that Young has been arrested again.

As the Detroit Free Press reported, Young was arrested last Wednesday on a felony charge for battery with serious bodily injury. The details and nature of the alleged crime are not yet known.

Young’s latest arrest came a day before Young was scheduled to make a pretrial hearing appearance for his May 2013 crimes. Young was arrested twice in a 15-hour span last year and is facing 11 charges.

Young is currently in custody in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles. His bail is set at $105,000 and he was set for a Monday court date, LBS confirmed via the LA sheriff’s website.

Young was a second-round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2011. He had 990 yards and 10 touchdowns during his two-year playing career.

Titus Young told ex-girlfriend I understand why OJ Simpson killed his wife

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More and more disturbing news continues to come out about Titus Young.

The troubled former Detroit Lions wide receiver has been arrested three times in the past month, and his ex-girlfriend filed for a restraining order against him, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports.

According to the PE’s John Asbury, Young’s ex-girlfriend filed for the restraining order on May 8, the day after it was widely reported that Young was arrested twice in one day the previous weekend.

Young’s ex, with whom he shares an 8-month-old son, was granted a temporary restraining order that requires Young to stay 100 yards away from her. The PE says the ex-girlfriend wrote in her filing that she is “afraid of what he is capable of doing.”

“He also has been in a mental help facility more than once and still believes that he does not have a problem,” she reportedly stated in the filing.

The ex-girlfriend, who lives in Moreno Valley, Calif., accuses Young of repeatedly waiting outside her home and threatening and harassing her.

“He would say things like, ‘I understand why O.J. killed his wife.’ He says. ‘We’re always gonna be a family and I’m always going to be his,’ ” the restraining order states, per the Press-Enterprise. “He got mad and yelled at my neighbors and tried to fight multiple people that he doesn’t even know.”

Young’s ex was also worried about him taking their son. She says he took their son and was headed to San Diego. He is accused of stealing items from a gas station in Laguna Hills while holding their son before his DUI arrest later that night.

Young’s father and the ex-girlfriend say the football player has a brain disorder. Young remains in custody after pleading not guilty to eight charges earlier this week.

H/T Diamond Leung

Titus Young’s father says son has brain disorder

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Titus Young’s father shed some light on what is going on mentally with his son that led to the troubled former Detroit Lions wide receiver being arrested three times in less than a week.

Young’s father, Richard, told The Detroit News that his son has a brain disorder and that the young man has not been taking his prescription medication.

Richard Young told The News that his son “suffers from a disorder caused by his brain being compressed into the front of his skull,” but he couldn’t remember the disorder’s name at the time.

Richard Young told both The News and the Detroit Free Press that the issue is related to a concussion Young supposedly suffered during his rookie season. The News points out that the Lions never listed that as an injury for Young.

Young’s father told the Free Press his son has sought treatment in Texas and in Newport Beach and Malibu. He says his son was prescribed Seroquel but wasn’t taking it regularly. Seroquel is used to treat depression and bipolar disorder.

Richard says he and his son went to get coffee and doughnuts on Friday and had a good conversation. When they got back home, Titus said he left something in the car and never returned. He was arrested later that night for allegedly breaking into a home and then assaulting a police officer.

Before he was arrested, police were called twice because Young allegedly exhibited odd behavior in the San Clemente area. The owner of the home where Young broke in told KTLA he loaded his shotgun and was threatening to shoot Young if he did not leave.

Titus Young arrested for third time in a week, fought with police

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Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was arrested for the third time in less than a week, this time for fighting with police after allegedly being caught breaking into a home.

According to Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News, Young was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Friday night for allegedly breaking into a home in San Clemente, Calif. Young allegedly fled the house on foot after police arrived and then fought with them after a brief pursuit.

Young was charged with assaulting a police officer, burglary, and resisting arrest. Katzenstein says the former Lions second-round pick was still in custody as of Sunday afternoon with bail set at $75,000.

I’ll spare you from recapping all the details about what a numbskull Young is, but just remember he was arrested twice in a 15-hour span last week. The first time was for suspicion of DUI, while the second was for trying to steal his impounded car out of the lot. He looks significantly angrier in this mug shot compared to his last two.

Titus Young’s high school coach thinks WR needs professional help

Titus YoungTitus Young has had an incredibly disappointing NFL career to this point, but he may have hit rock bottom earlier this week when he was arrested twice in a 15-hour span. The former Boise State star found it impossible to stay out of trouble on the field with the Detroit Lions, and that has now spilled over into his personal life.

Young’s former high school coach, EC Robinson, told the Detroit Free Press on Tuesday that he has not spoken to Young since March but could have seen this coming.

“Based on the last time I did see him, I knew unless he got some help there was going to be some issues, and I told him that, too,” Robinson said. “And I thought maybe since I hadn’t heard anything from him he was in some institute getting some help. That’s what I just figured. But I know the last time I saw him, I was just shocked the stage he was in at that time.”

When your old coach assumes you got some sort of institutionalized help based on the conversations he had with you, something is very, very wrong. Robinson also said he hopes Young focuses on getting his life straightened out instead of worrying about football.

“He was talking some things that just didn’t make sense,” he said. “I don’t know, I just wish he’d get some help. I know football is probably out of the question, right now it’s trying to get his life together.”

Whether it be punching a teammate, headbutting an opponent or sabotaging his own offense, Young has done plenty of things that lead us to believe he has some deep-rooted issues that require serious attention. The words of his former coach merely confirm that.

Titus Young arrested twice in 15 hours, has great mug shot

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Titus Young found out that setting records in the NFL is not easy, so he decided to try making history off the field. The former Detroit Lions wide receiver was arrested twice in less than a 15-hour span on Sunday, a Riverside, Calif., public information officer told Larry Brown Sports.

Young was arrested around 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning by a Moreno Valley Police Department officer who was conducting a traffic stop. The officer says he was waiting in a left turn lane getting ready to turn when a black Mustang came up from behind and passed him on his left. The Mustang, which was being drive by Young, went against oncoming traffic before turning left.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and arrested Young on suspicion of DUI. The former Lion was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and was cited and released after signing a promise to appear in court.

Then, later that day, Young was arrested again.

Young was arrested a second time around 2:22 p.m. for climbing over the fence of the towing company to try retrieving his car. He was arrested for burglary.

The DUI is a misdemeanor and the burglary charge is a felony.

Young was a second-round pick of the Lions in 2011, but he was released by the team after the season. The St. Louis Rams picked him up off waivers but released him nine days later. Young is currently a free agent.

Young was sent home from the Lions’ organized team activities last year after punching a teammate. He headbutted an opponent in Week 1, was sent home for the Thanksgiving game for sabotaging his team in the week before by intentionally lining up in the wrong spot.

We’re guessing Young’s days in the NFL are over.

Details of Young’s arrests were first reported by the Oakland Press.

Since he had two booking photos, we have posted the mug shots below for you to compare. The DUI one is on the left, while the burglary one is on the right:

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Titus Young tweets then deletes apology to Lions fans

Titus Youngstrong>Titus Young was once an incredibly promising young wide receiver who brought nothing but disappointment to Detroit Lions fans. Young had the potential to be great in developing with Matthew Stafford and Detroit’s offense after he was drafted in the second round in 2011, but he quickly turned into a headache.

One of the ways Young, who was released earlier this offseason, forced his way out of Detroit was by saying stupid things on Twitter and making the team look bad. According to the Detroit Free Press, the former Boise State star actually tweeted something sensible on Tuesday morning, but he quickly deleted it.

“I apologize to the Detroit fans, Thank you, for the 2 years of Love and joy,” Young reportedly tweeted just after 1:00 a.m.

He tweeted “Thank Jesus amen” a few minutes later, but that tweet has also disappeared.

Phew, that was close. For a second there it almost seemed like Young was going to do something that isn’t as dumb as punching a teammate or telling your team to cut you. However, that would have been extremely unusual for Titus, so we’re glad he deleted the tweets. As humans, most of us are hesitant to deal with change. An apology from Titus Young might be too much to take in at once.

H/T Pro Football Talk