Titus Young | WR
Posted: 6/24/2013 9:29pm et
Free-agent WR Titus Young was not present for his court date Monday, June 24, because of personal reasons. The judge has decided not to issue a warrant for his arrest at this time but could if he fails to appear for a pre-trail hearing July 2.
Huddle Up: At this point it's no longer about football; it's unlikely Young ever gets another shot in the NFL. Now it's about him getting the help he so clearly needs.
Posted: 6/10/2013 11:06am et
Former Detroit Lions WR Titus Young has posted bond and has been released from an Orange County jail where he was being held for allegedly trying to burglarize a San Clemente home.
Huddle Up: This might be the first positive development for Young in a while. However, there are plenty more steps before he returns to the NFL, and even more beyond that before he pops up on the fantasy radar once again.
Posted: 5/31/2013 11:17am et
The NFL reached out to free-agent WR Titus Young around 18 months ago to help with his mental issues, but he declined their help. Troy Vincent, NFL's director of player engagement, said the league is still interested in helping Young but can't force him to take the help.
Huddle Up: Good to know the league is trying to help, but disturbing that Young hasn't taken them up on the offer. It's a situation that at present doesn't appear to be headed for a happy ending.
Posted: 5/24/2013 10:36pm et
Free-agent WR Titus Young, who has been jailed since May 11, learned in court Friday, May 24, that he would be charged with three new counts, bringing his total to 11. The exact nature of the counts was not available immediately, because they had not been filed yet.
Huddle Up: Here's hoping this leads to Young getting the help he so obviously needs. Don't expect him back on the football field any time soon.
Posted: 5/18/2013 11:09pm et
Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch said he was with free-agent WR Titus Young on an airplane and that Young showed him a document that explained the mental disorder Young is dealing with. "He's aware of the situation that he's dealing with and he showed me a paper and we went over it and I looked over it, and I understand it," Tulloch said. "A lot of people laugh about it and ke-ke-ke about it, but it's real. He has head issues, and the Titus Young when he came in as a rookie and the Titus Young now is two different people. It's kind of like when you look at him, he's looking through you. It's different. You can tell there's something going on in his mind, in his head, and I hope that he can get help." Tulloch has contacted the NFL to see if they can help Young with his situation.
Huddle Up: Young's recent spate of arrests indicates there are definitely some issues; here's hoping he gets the help he needs, and soon.
Posted: 5/17/2013 10:20am et
Free-agent WR Titus Young may not come within 100 feet of the mother of his 9-month-old child when he is released from jail. She was granted a temporary restraining order after complaining that Young threatened and harassed her.
Huddle Up: Things are spiraling out of control for Young; he'll need to get some serious help before he even gets a sniff of returning to the NFL. For everyone involved, let's hope he does.
Posted: 5/12/2013 2:32pm et
Free-agent WR Titus Young (Rams, Lions) was arrested Friday, May 10, after allegedly breaking into a house and fighting with officers after a brief pursuit. Young has been charged with burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. It is the third time Young has been arrested in the past week.
Huddle Up: What more is there to add at this point?
Posted: 5/8/2013 1:22pm et
Free-agent WR Titus Young was arrested twice in a 15-hour span Sunday, May 5, by the Moreno Valley Police Department in southern California. According to the police report, Young was stopped at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday after making an illegal left turn in front of a patrol car. Young was stopped and arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Hours later, at 2:22 p.m. that day, officers responded to a tow company yard where a man was seen jumping over the fence. He was arrested for burglary after the police determined he was trying to take his own vehicle. He was booked again at the same detention center.
Huddle Up: At this juncture Young's only remaining NFL options are the Raiders and Bengals.
Posted: 5/8/2013 12:23am et
According to a report on NFL.com, former Detroit Lions WR Titus Young was arrested twice in 15 hours by the Moreno Valley Police Department in Southern California on Sunday. Young was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning. Hours after he was released, police responded to a call about a man trespassing inside a fenced- in tow-company yard. Officers then arrested Young again, this time on a burglary charge, when it was determined he was trying to leave in his own vehicle, which had been towed following his arrest.
Huddle Up: Young, a second-round pick in 2011, sabotaged his own career with attitude and insubordination issues in Detroit and then was actually signed in February by the WR-needy Rams before they quickly wisened up after only 10 days. Prediction: It's going to be a while before another NFL squad takes a flier on this troubled wideout.
Posted: 2/15/2013 3:27pm et
The St. Louis Rams will release WR Titus Young.
Huddle Up: How big a jerk does a guy have to be to be cut loose from a team in less than a week--during the offseason, no less? Evidently we've found an answer to that question.
Posted: 2/5/2013 11:32pm et
The St. Louis Rams claimed WR Titus Young (Lions) off waivers Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Huddle Up: It's a new start for Young, but what the wideout needs is a whole new attitude after getting himself run out of Detroit.
Posted: 2/4/2013 6:20pm et
The Detroit Lions have released WR Titus Young.
Huddle Up: Even Stevie Wonder saw this one coming. Young is in serious need of an attitude adjustment and is unlikely to find work in the NFL again until he gets one.
Posted: 1/25/2013 3:14pm et
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young posted on his Twitter page that he wants the team to either cut him or commit to him. "Oh I'm not done, if y'all going to cut me let me go. I'm tired of the threats," Young tweeted.
Huddle Up: Young is providing a clinic in how to punch your ticket out of the league. At this juncture all the bridges with the Lions appear burned, and he's doing a tremendous job of making sure no other team will want to have anything to do with him.
Posted: 1/23/2013 12:39am et
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young is threatening to not play football if he does not get the ball thrown to him more. 'Like I said I never been selfish but if I'm not going to get the football I don't want to play anymore,' Young said through his twitter account. Young has a long list of previous issues with the Lions, including punching a teammate and intentionally lining up in the wrong place on the field before ultimately being sent home and placed on Injured Reserve at the end of the season.
Huddle Up: Here's Exhibit A when it comes to players who just don't get it ...
Posted: 1/1/2013 4:11pm et
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young could return to the team next season, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. "There's a chance," Schwartz said. "There is a process involved there. He's a very talented player and obviously made a difference when he was on the field and it, particularly with the way the injuries went with Nate Burleson and then later (Ryan) Broyles, it affected the team not having him out there." Young got sent home for behavioral issues and was eventually placed in Injured Reserve late in the 2012 season.
Huddle Up: Right now, it's hard to envision Young back in the Motor City after the WR intentionally sabotaged his own offense. And when he was playing in the first 10 games of the season, it's not like he was a huge difference maker, only averaging 3.3 catches and 38.3 yards per outing.