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Titus Young tweets, deletes apology to Lions fans

By Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

Lions coach Jim Schwartz and wideout Titus Young in happier times. (USATSI)

Titus Young makes you scratch your head even when saying he's sorry.

The former Lions wideout reportedly tweeted at 1:07 a.m.:

"I apologize to the Detroit fans, Thank you, for the 2 years of Love and joy.” By "love and joy," he might have been referring to sucker punching a teammate, lining up wrong on purpose in a game, getting suspended for insubordinate behavior and threatening to retire unless he got more passes.

One minute later, he tweeted: "Thank Jesus amen." The Detroit Free Press noted all of his tweets had disappeared by 3 a.m.

After the Lions finally released Young in February, the Rams signed him but cut him 10 days later. He remains a free agent.

Young, who once proclaimed himself better than Calvin Johnson, is in danger of seeing his once-promising NFL career end at age 23. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said in February he had reached out to help Young, but that there was no chance Detroit would re-sign him.

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