Former Lions WR Titus Young sentenced to five years probation

Titus Young has struggled to stay out of trouble since leaving the NFL. (USATSI)
Titus Young has struggled to stay out of trouble since leaving the NFL. (USATSI)

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was sentenced to five years probation in a felony battery case on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. He will be forced to stay in a live-in program for one year.

Young pleaded not guilty in July to the felony charge and was facing up to nine years in prison on four counts of battery in California. Young lashed out at attorney Brian Hurwitz during a meeting in July at Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital in Los Angeles, according to the Detroit Free Press.

According to the report, Young "stood up from his chair and punched (Hurwitz) several times to his face. After being punched by (Young), (Hurwitz) said he lost consciousness. After regaining consciousness, (Hurwitz) said he was bleeding profusely from his nose and that his nose was swollen and felt broken. He also had pain to his forehead and jaw area."

Young was also arrested in 2013 and faced 11 criminal counts of burglary and assault in Orange County, Calif.

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