Titus Young arrested twice in a 15-Hour span

The Titus Young adventure continues

5/8/13 in NFL   |   Andrew_Ericksen   |   230 respect

Nov 18, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and wide receiver Titus Young (16) chat before the game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-US PRESSWIREIt’s usually a bad thing when a football player is making headlines after the Super Bowl - NFL Draft and Free Agency aside.  Well apparently former Lions Wide Receiver Titus Young just didn’t get enough of the spotlight during the regular season.  After getting cut by Detroit due to a variety of complications on February 4th, Young was claimed by the St. Louis Rams off waivers, only to be dropped by the team just 10 days later.
 
But that was just an opening act for Young.
 
It’s just been reported that in a 15-hour span from this past Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, Young was arrested twice.
 
Part One:
 
At 12:01 AM Sunday night in Moreno Valley, California, Young was pulled over in his Black Mustang for making an illegal left turn.  The Moreno Valley Police suspected him of driving under the influence and he was taken into the Robert Presley Detention Center where he was issued a citation before being released.
 
Part Two:
 
Monday afternoon at 2:22 PM, Young was apparently determined to get his Mustang back.  He was found breaking into a tow yard where he hoped to recover his car.  This time the charge was burglary and he was returned right back to the Robert Presley Detention Center.
 
After being cut by the Rams, chances were already pretty low that Young would get another shot in the NFL.  Well this past week’s antics probably solidified his exile from football’s biggest stage.
 
Blog Photo - Titus Young Arrested Twice in a 15-Hour SpanIt’s also probably safe to say that Young has set himself apart as the most disruptive Lions draft pick in a 21st century filled with busts and trouble-makers, officially taking the title away from notorious bust Charles Rogers.  While Rogers had far higher expectations, his portfolio of blunders falls just short of Young’s.
 
The 2nd overall pick in 2003, Rogers broke his clavicle in back-to-back seasons before three substance abuse violations during his NFL tenure and a drunk driving charge back in 2009.
 
Young was a 2nd rounder in 2011 and after a productive rookie season - 607 yards, 6 touchdowns - the bottom just completely fell out.  He sucker-punched Lions safety Louis Delmas during practice near the beginning of the 2012 season and after lining up intentionally in the wrong position on the field in the middle of a game and demanding he receive more attention from the Lions offense, the team finally made the smartest move they’d made in quite a while by cutting ties with the cancerous receiver.
 
On behalf of the NFL, I’d like to officially bid adieu to Titus Young, and hope that the next time the Lions see a red flag in a player’s scouting report - Young’s variety of on and off field trouble at BYU - they’ll decide to steer clear.
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