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Lions put out word that Titus Young is not suspended

Lions Titus Young catches a pass in front of Tim Jennings of the Chicago Bears in the second half during their NFL football game in Chicago Reuters

Officially, the Detroit Lions are not commenting on the sucker punch that receiver Titus Young threw at safety Louis Delmas last week, or explaining why Young did not participate in the first day of Organized Team Activities. But they’re informally putting out word that Young is not suspended.

Tim Twentyman, who works for the team as the lead writer at DetroitLions.com, took to Twitter on Tuesday to acknowledge that Young and Delmas had a scuffle but say Young is not suspended.

“The reports from yesterday that Titus Young is on suspension from the Lions is inaccurate, according to multiple league sources,” Twentyman wrote. “The incident with Delmas did occur last week, but Young is not on any type of team suspension.”

Twentyman doesn’t specify which reports are inaccurate, probably because he can’t name any reports that actually said the Lions had suspended Young: What the reports said is that Young was told to stay home from voluntary Organized Team Activities. That’s not the same thing as a team suspending a player, which entails a formal process outlined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Twentyman also doesn’t explain why Young was absent from Organized Team Activities, or why he was the only receiver who didn’t attend the Detroit Tigers game last week when Calvin Johnson threw out the first pitch. When Johnson was asked about Young’s absence, he said, “We can’t talk about that.”

Regardless, the Lions clearly have a discipline problem on their hands with Young. They took him in the second round of the NFL draft last year despite questions about his maturity after a college career at Boise State that featured two team suspensions totaling 10 games. Those questions about his maturity continued into his rookie season with the Lions, when he was flagged for some stupid penalties, and now those questions are continuing into the start of his second year in the NFL. The Lions haven’t suspended Young yet, but if they want him to change his ways, maybe they’ll need to soon.

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20 Responses to “Lions put out word that Titus Young is not suspended”
  1. toad4hire says: May 22, 2012 10:46 AM

    If he would just started getting smoked like the rest of the team maybe he would mellow out.

  2. purpleguy says: May 22, 2012 10:53 AM

    The Lions sure have way more than their fair share of tools, but for all the criticism of the numerous tools, you have to admit that Stafford and Johnson are two of the classiest players in the league. That charity deal by Stafford was pretty cool.

  3. brianbowman16 says: May 22, 2012 11:04 AM

    All of a sudden the Broyles pick is making sense. I’m gonna guess that Titus has done a few things to irritate the office/coaching staff and might be on his way out.

    P.S. shut the f up about that stupid f’n handshake. Schwartz is a DAMN good coach and you know it. I’d be willing to wager that the people who keep bringing it up are fans of teams that have been mired in loser fog for awhile and are VERY pissed off that THEIR teams owner cant put together a GM/Head Coach combo that can do what Mayhew and Schwartz have done.

  4. nflofficeadmin says: May 22, 2012 11:12 AM

    Step up young punk.

  5. drewsylvania says: May 22, 2012 11:34 AM

    Lots of people had hard lives. Learn to make yourself better for it, and put the mistake behind you.

  6. ravensgrl says: May 22, 2012 11:43 AM

    When a team tells a player not to come in, sounds like a suspension to me…

  7. jaderbear76 says: May 22, 2012 11:46 AM

    I heard that leshore and his entourage were kicked out of a bar on saturday night!!

  8. bearsfan88 says: May 22, 2012 12:05 PM

    P.S. shut the f up about that stupid f’n handshake. Schwartz is a DAMN good coach and….””THEIR teams owner cant put together a GM/Head Coach combo that can do what Mayhew and Schwartz have done.””
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    What exactly have they done? Did they sneak 2 or 3 Super Bowl titles in that I missed? Schwartz is a hothead who’s probably gonna get himself fired within a few years because of an incident involving his temper or because his team is too undisciplined to win consistently. Only reason they made the playoffs last year was Cutler’s thumb. I hope they enjoyed it.

  9. aaronp2098 says: May 22, 2012 12:07 PM

    I would have thought Delmas would have beat his ***… Sucker punch or not…. Reminding me of S Smith and K Lucas…Doesn’t matter though hell at OTA’s I would encourage it get it out b4 reg season

  10. drewsylvania says: May 22, 2012 12:20 PM

    Sounds like Delmas might have known he’d get in trouble if he fought back. Or could have been stunned.

  11. dfinpds says: May 22, 2012 12:23 PM

    Perfect fit…..for this team….with this coach……

  12. hyzers says: May 22, 2012 12:49 PM

    bearsfan88:
    Only reason they made the playoffs last year was Cutler’s thumb. I hope they enjoyed it.

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    lol typical Bears fan blaming injuries because they missed the playoffs. Shut up scrub, no one wants to hear it. Chicago’s entire season revolved around beating Detroit who was without Best (the dude that thrashed your defense on MNF). Stafford had a broken index finger on his throwing hand that game but unlike Cutler, has some balls to go out and play anyways.

  13. rexryanschoolofpodiatry says: May 22, 2012 12:52 PM

    bearsfan88 says: May 22, 2012 12:05 PM

    What exactly have they done? Did they sneak 2 or 3 Super Bowl titles in that I missed? Schwartz is a hothead who’s probably gonna get himself fired within a few years because of an incident involving his temper or because his team is too undisciplined to win consistently. Only reason they made the playoffs last year was Cutler’s thumb. I hope they enjoyed it.

    ———————————–

    Well he has only been the head coach for 3 years and took over a team coming off an 0-16 season and had them in the playoffs two years later. The Lions are only going to get better…the Bears are only going to get worse….so enjoy that. Plus, cutler gets hurt every year….so don’t be mad this season when he misses 8 games because of a hangnail and you guys miss the playoffs again.

  14. darthhitman77 says: May 22, 2012 12:54 PM

    bearsfan88:
    Only reason they made the playoffs last year was Cutler’s thumb. I hope they enjoyed it.

    You’re right, and the ONLY reason they won the North and the 2 seed in 2010 was the screw job week 1 against Detroit. HAPPY?

  15. lionsplayoffs says: May 22, 2012 12:56 PM

    Two words: Napoleanic Syndrome

    He had a decent rookie year though, at least he’s got some talent to go with the attitude.

  16. hatesycophants says: May 22, 2012 12:58 PM

    Hey bearsfan88,

    Yeah, because Lovie Smith is such an iconic head coach. Hilarious. Can’t wait until they are forced to can Lovie mid-season and you have Rod running the show.

    Maybe ask the McCaskeys to install a tampon dispenser for Cutler? Hey Jay, Happy belated Mother’s Day.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  17. woodyg says: May 22, 2012 1:13 PM

    “bearsfan88:
    Only reason they made the playoffs last year was Cutler’s thumb. I hope they enjoyed it.”
    ____________________

    Glad to see that some fans actually see the reality of the NFL season. It is as obvious as the ‘sky is blue’ that the Bears were rolling to a wildcard berth until Cutler went down. The LOLions got lucky in 2011. —- It’s improbable they will be so lucky in season 2012. —- LOLions in 2012 –7-9.

  18. jimmylions says: May 22, 2012 3:25 PM

    MDS has a history of hating on the Lions, and two days in a row of the same nonsense just shows he has too much time on his hands and very little desire to do anything resembling investigative journalism.

    As many people attempted to point out to MDS yesterday, this time of year and through the middle of training camp, fights are pretty common place.

    As for this being a problem in the Detroit locker room – I wonder what Young’s teammate NateBurleson say about the scuffle between Young and Delmas?

    “We (Burleson and Stephen Tulloch) were working out,” Burleson said. “I don’t know if it was a punch, a push or a shove. It’s one of those things that happen all the time. When I played in Minnesota, we fought like every other day, and we were the closest team that I’ve been on up until that point. A scuffle in every eight or nine months here, that’s something rare. That shows you we don’t do it often.

    “In ’03, fights were part of the game. It’s just with a lot of the rule changes and discipline problems, people frown upon stuff like that. I would just like to say it wasn’t that serious.”

    Bottom line — it’s training camp, guys dog one another and push back on each other. And losers troll for controversy when it happens.

  19. SmurfJuice says: May 22, 2012 4:22 PM

    Titus, Titus, Titus…

    You’re talented as all hell, but you have to PLAY like DeSean Jackson before you’re allowed to ACT like him.

  20. jasncondit says: May 23, 2012 1:47 PM

    @Bears Fans

    You don’t even have the Martz offense anymore. When Kitna was lighting it up under Martz things were going great for us, then Martz quit and another guy tried running a modified or different offense. Things went to hell quickly. Enjoy the same trainwreck we endured this coming season!

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