The Titus Young adventure continues
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.
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.
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.
It’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.