Former Lions WR Titus Young Arrested, Again — with Highlight VIDEO


Oct 28, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young (16) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field. Detroit Lions defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver, Titus Young was arrested again on yet another felony charge — battery with serious bodily injury.

Young is in custody in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, with bail set at $105,000, according to a sheriff’s spokesperson and the L.A. sheriff’s department’s website.

Neither the Los Angeles Police Department or the Los Angeles District Attorneys office were available for comment.

The arrest took place on July 9, just one day before Young was set to appear for a pre trial hearing in Newport Beach, California.

For those that don’t know or for those who may have forgotten, Young was a promising, speedy receiver coming out of Boise State. Despite behavioral issues and frequent red flags being raised, the Detroit Lions took a chance on Young, and drafted him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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  • After making the 2011 roster, Young was primarily used as the team’s 2nd wide receiver, and played frequently in three-WR sets. He would go on to be named the Lions-Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Rookie of the Year for 2011.

    On May 21, 2012, the Lions sent Young home for two weeks after he sucker-punched Louis Delmas. On November 19, the Lions sent him home again for his behavior the previous day against the Green Bay Packers. According to Lions coaches, Young deliberately lined up in the wrong position twice and got into a verbal confrontation with receivers coach Shawn Jefferson. It was the last game Young played for the Lions. He was deactivated for the team’s Thanksgiving Day game a week later against the Houston Texans, as well as the next week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. On December 5, the Lions placed Young on injured reserve, ending his season. To express his frustration, Young tweeted about not wanting to play anymore if he did not get the ball.

    "“Like I said I never been selfish but if I’m not going to get the football i don’t want to play anymore”— Titus D Young Sr (@TitusDYoungSr) January 22, 2013“Never have I ran the wrong route, just put my self where the ball was going”— Titus D Young Sr (@TitusDYoungSr) January 22, 2013"

    Little more than a month later, on February 4, the Lions released Young.

    The St. Louis Rams would claim Young off the waivers, only to release him 10 days later.

    On May 5, 2013, Young was arrested twice in the same day. He was arrested for suspected drunk driving, and 14 hours later he was arrested for attempting to steal his impounded car from the tow yard. Later that week on May 10, Young was arrested for a third time and charged on suspicion of burglary, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer in San Clemente, California.

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    On May 13, Young’s father, Richard, revealed his son has a severe mental disorder and badly needs help. According to an article in Sports Illustrated, Young’s family briefly checked him into Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA shortly after the Rams released him. He also briefly spent time at a facility in Detroit. Several people close to Young believe that his problems stem from concussions.

    Whatever the case may be, the downward spiral of Titus Young is… bizarre It’s obvious that we haven’t seen the last of him yet, and we may not until he lands himself in a prison cell.