Report: Former Lions WR Titus Young arrested again

By Ryan Wilson |

The Lions released Titus Young after the 2012 season. (USATSI)
The Lions released Titus Young after the 2012 season. (USATSI)

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Troubled former Lions receiver Titus Young was arrested last week on another felony charge, this time battery with serious bodily injury, reports the Detroit Free Press. He is currently in custody at a Los Angeles correctional facility. Bail is set at $105,000.

The arrest came on July 9, a day before Young was scheduled to appear at a pretrial hearing in Newport Beach, Calif., where he is facing four felonies and seven other criminal charges. In May 2013, Young, 24, was arrested four times -- including three times in one week -- and his father indicated at the time that Young suffered from a brain disorder and needed medical help.

The NFL said that it tried to provide Young with that help when he was a member of the Lions but that the wide receiver declined it.

"It was someone very, very close to him who was just concerned -- really concerned," Troy Vincent, then the NFL's director of player development, told at the time. "Once we got the call, we sent someone out to meet with him … We were told he was not interested in support. We went to people very close to his center of influence, to reach out to see how we can support him. The response was of someone who is not open arms to being supported."

The Lions drafted Young in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. In two seasons, Young caught 81 passes for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns. But behavioral problems -- including punching teammate Louis Delmas -- led to his release in February 2013.

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