Titus Young has been charged with 11 crimes after a judge added new counts to an alleged week-long crime spree.
Young is accused of multiple crimes during the week in early May. He was arrested three times, culminating with charges of breaking into a home and then fighting with police officers.
The former NFL wide receiver saw three new counts added on Friday to the eight he already faced, including a felony count of residential burglary and misdemeanor resting arrest and vandalism charges.
During the alleged crime spree Young was also arrested on suspicion of DUI and theft.
Titus Young now faces charges for 11 crimes, and some other legal issues as well. His ex-girlfriend, the mother of his 8-month-old son, filed a restraining order that requires Young to remain 100 yards away from her and the baby.
That won’t be too much of a problem. Judge Andre Manssourian increased Young’s bail to $50,000 from $25,000, and the former Detroit Lions wide receiver remains in jail.
“Mr. Young poses a danger to the community,” Manssourian said.
Young was cut by the Detroit Lions after two uneven seasons. Though he showed some flashes of strong play, he was also plagued by disciplinary problems and lack on concentration. While on the Lions, Young reportedly lined up in the wrong spot on purpose on one play.
The former NFL player’s father, Richard Young, said Titus suffers from an ailment caused by his brain being compressed to the front his skull. Richard said a change in behavior came after Titus suffered a concussion in 2011, his NFL rookie season.
“I hope they just forgive Titus because this ain’t none of Titus, it wasn’t none of his fault,” he told The Detroit Free Press. “I look at my son right now, I don’t see my son. That’s not my son. I know my son.”
Richard added that Titus Young is not dealing with his issues properly, and is in need of months of treatment and regular medicine to recover.
Titus Young may face more than 11 crimes. He was arrested twice on May 5 in California’s Riverside County, but has yet to face charges.