Former Detroit Lion Titus Young Arrested For The Third Time In A Week

San Clemente, CA — Titus Young reportedly has had a third run-in with the law in California in the space of one week.

The former Detroit Lions wide receiver allegedly tried to break in to a home late Friday night. He then tried to run from responding officers who detained him after a brief foot chase and a scuffle. Young has been charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer, and resisting arrest and is being held on $75,000 bail pending a Monday court hearing.

Lt. Joe Balicki of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department had this to say about Titus Young’s latest arrest: “He actually tried to fight with them. But there [were] more deputies then him so they were able to subdue him without — I guess there was some punches thrown but they were able to get him into handcuffs without too much damage.” Balicki added that it is unclear why Titus targeted that particular residence.

Young was busted twice last Sunday in the span of 15 hours. He was initially pulled over in Riverside County 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 same 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. 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.”

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.

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