Moreno Valley, CA — Titus Young, the former Detroit Lions wide receiver, was arrested twice in 15 hours in Riverside County, California, in two incidents involving his car.
He was initially pulled over for allegedly making an illegal left turn in front of a patrol car the early hours of Sunday morning. This led to a suspicion of DUI arrest, for which he was later released with a citation.
About 2:30 pm that afternoon, Young allegedly hopped the fence at a local tow yard to get to his Mustang which was impounded after the DUI arrest. Cops were called, and they took him into custody on a burglary charge, and for the second time that day he was processed at the Robert Presley Detention Center.
In February, Titus Young was released by the Detroit Lions who had drafted him out of Boise State in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was then picked up by the St. Louis Rams but was cut loose after just 10 days. Young had a tumultuous tenure with the Lions which included several suspension for behavior detrimental to the team. “[H]e was considered largely a disruption in 2012 for doing things like sucker-punching a teammate and lining up in the wrong spots during a game.”
He also tweeted his dissatisfaction with playing time. ” … Detroit cut him after a tumultuous 2012 that ended with Young essentially tweeting his way out of town. The Rams claimed him on waivers, but quickly decided after meeting with Young that he was not ‘quite there” mentally.”
In his 2011 rookie season, Young made 48 catches for 607 yards and six touchdowns. For 2012, he had 33 receptions for 383 yards and four touchdowns
NFL insiders believed that Titus Young had a lot of potential that perhaps now may never be realized: “On several occasions, he appeared to be right on the cusp of being a dynamic, consistent slot receiver in the league. But alas, the psychological and character issues that have been a concern since the start of his career aren’t going away, and there’s simply no room for a player so adept at getting into trouble in the NFL, no matter how talented he may be.”
Do you think the NFL career of Titus Young is over or should he get a second/third chance despite two arrests in one day?
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