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Mother of Titus Young’s son gets restraining order

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As the life of former Lions receiver Titus Young continues to spiral out of control, his ex-girlfriend has obtained a restraining order to prevent him from having any contact with her or their son.

The restraining order was filed in Riverside County, California, Superior Court on May 8, the day after Young was arrested twice in one day in Moreno Valley, California.

“Titus Young Sr. has been clinically diagnosed with a mental disorder and I am afraid of what he is capable of doing,” the ex-girlfriend wrote in court documents, according to the Press-Enterprise. “He also has been in a mental help facility more than once and still believes that he does not have a problem.”

The ex-girlfriend filed a report saying Young had been threatening and harassing her.

“He would say things like, ‘I understand why O.J. killed his wife,'” she wrote. “He got mad and yelled at my neighbors and tried to fight multiple people that he doesn’t even know.”

Young’s repeated off-field problems got him cut by the Lions early this year, and he has been in repeated legal trouble in recent weeks. The ex-girlfriend says people close to him know he needs mental health treatment, but he refuses help.

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  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: May 16, 2013 5:59 PM

    So you gotta look at OJ’s situation. He’s paying $25,000 a month in alimony, got another man driving around in his car with his wife in a house he’s still paying the mortgage on. Now I’m not saying he should have killed her… but I understand.

  2. blackandbluedivision says: May 16, 2013 5:59 PM

    This guy is screaming “I have a problem.”
    Somebody needs to step in.

  3. 619sdfan4life says: May 16, 2013 5:59 PM

    Insert someone blaming his blows to the head for the reason…

  4. jaggedmark says: May 16, 2013 6:00 PM

    Disaster waiting at the end of this train track. What should/needs to be done to prevent it?

  5. jeremywflores says: May 16, 2013 6:01 PM

    This is getting pretty dark and sad. That OJ comment is funny is an ominous way though.

  6. blackandbluedivision says: May 16, 2013 6:01 PM

    If this guy has been in mental health facilities…how did the Lions miss this when they drafted him?

  7. ar1888 says: May 16, 2013 6:02 PM

    This story is eventually going to have a horrible ending.

  8. tenotnamedmiller says: May 16, 2013 6:02 PM

    Allegedly.

  9. realfootballfan says: May 16, 2013 6:05 PM

    I always tell people, watch who you have children with, even if you’re married. You are signing up for a lifetime with that person.

  10. firestarter0728 says: May 16, 2013 6:07 PM

    Apparently nobody wants this loser around, not even his own family.

    Pathetic.

  11. filthymcnasty1 says: May 16, 2013 6:15 PM

    This reminds me of the last few months of Chris Farley’s life. Everyone knew it was inevitable.

  12. craniator says: May 16, 2013 6:17 PM

    Matt Millen should be fired for drafting this guy.
    Oh , wait . . .

  13. floratiotime says: May 16, 2013 6:19 PM

    A turd circling the drain.

  14. jaytea24 says: May 16, 2013 6:22 PM

    Even Titus thinks OJ did it….. Damn.

  15. mackcarrington says: May 16, 2013 6:24 PM

    ….. And the hits just keep on coming!!!!!

  16. fordmandalay says: May 16, 2013 6:24 PM

    Does the phrase ‘waving a red flag in front of a bull’ mean anything re; Titus and a restraining order?

  17. shaggytoodle says: May 16, 2013 6:30 PM

    I hope he gets back on track, cuz tragedy does happen, I hate to look back and think of Chris Henry.

    This guy needs to want help, but if he doesn’t give a crap which it seems, after being arrested 3 times in a week it may end up just as sad.

  18. edisbetterthantroy says: May 16, 2013 6:35 PM

    @YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says:

    Nice Chris Rock reference! Well played sir!

    “If OJ drove a bus, he’d be Orenthal the bus drivin’ murder…”

  19. pacopicopiedra says: May 16, 2013 6:37 PM

    He is clearly bipolar and needs to be on mood stabilizers. Most people with mental illness have their first real serious problems around age 20-22, in college. He needs medical treatment.

  20. cpo187 says: May 16, 2013 6:39 PM

    I work in Moreno Valley. This is the same story that happens numerous times a day here.

  21. steelers4385 says: May 16, 2013 6:46 PM

    Hahaha.

  22. vegaskid21 says: May 16, 2013 6:48 PM

    That’s a good idea

  23. larryboodry says: May 16, 2013 6:48 PM

    This is not going to end well…And too often the mentally ill person doesn’t die alone, he takes innocent people with him.

  24. chargerdillon says: May 16, 2013 6:48 PM

    It was ok to sleep with the man and be mother of his child when he was an NFL star i bet you.

    He went from rich athelete to guy with a mental problem

  25. source7769 says: May 16, 2013 6:50 PM

    how in the world did this guy get through college at Boise St and play in the nfl but no one knew he was mentally ill?

  26. seatownballers says: May 16, 2013 6:53 PM

    Cliff harris is so happy to be falling off the radar

  27. jiggy3198 says: May 16, 2013 7:04 PM

    If someone doesn’t step in and help him this will end in tragedy.

  28. surfinbird1 says: May 16, 2013 7:04 PM

    Yeah right,restraining orders work.

  29. drewsylvania says: May 16, 2013 7:04 PM

    Please get this guy off the streets until he is no longer a danger.

  30. fearthehoody says: May 16, 2013 7:06 PM

    Up next, MMA career!

  31. thefiesty1 says: May 16, 2013 7:12 PM

    Completely out of control. Put him away before he really hurts someone or himself.

  32. adoombray says: May 16, 2013 7:15 PM

    People celebrating and laughing as a clearly mentally troubled and disturbed man destroys his life is far more disturbing than anything this guy has done. The schaudenfraude displayed whenever someone messes his life up is a step shy of cyber-bullying and ya’ll should be ashamed of yourselves.

    John 8:7 let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

  33. bmosh99 says: May 16, 2013 7:23 PM

    The media should quit reporting on Titus. I can’t imagine it’s helping his situation and his mental stability having the media bashing him and having everyone hating on him. I can’t what he did to the lions or his career but that’s just football but I hope somehow this guy can get the help he needs and I hope this doesn’t end bad for the guy.

  34. trevor123698 says: May 16, 2013 7:31 PM

    I said some things to him on twitter about how dumb he is but I feel bad for doing so. he needs encouragement and to have this message delivered. mental illness is almost always caused by food allergies which compound into a situation of malabsorption which leads to severe malnutrition. It sounds dumb but I assure you that is the cause. He needs to fix his digestive tract and get on a strict diet and a strict supplement plan or he will never be right again. Say what you will about what I claim. You don’t know what I know and you probably never will

  35. shayeezy says: May 16, 2013 7:35 PM

    jovan belcher wasn’t half as crazy as this guy, and look at how his story ended.

    isn’t young is still in jail? if not.. WUT?

  36. henryjones20 says: May 16, 2013 7:37 PM

    and the titus young money gravy train is over for u miss.get ready for the real world.haha

  37. thirdistheworrd says: May 16, 2013 7:38 PM

    firestarter0728 says: May 16, 2013 6:07 PM

    Apparently nobody wants this loser around, not even his own family.

    Pathetic.
    _____________
    Really? Clearly something is wrong here. That’s not to say he shouldn’t face the consequences of his actions, just that, at this point, it’s hard to rag on him for the “Pacman Jones” factor.

    Not to get all sappy, but a very close friend of mine had her life literally ripped apart by undiagnosed bipolar disease a few years ago in a series of events that bear a nearly exact resemblance to Titus Young’s last couple weeks. I saw her in March and noticed nothing unusual; but then she came home from college in May and was, mentally, a completely different person.

    No one could figure out what was going on, and, like Young, she believed there was nothing wrong; but within a matter of weeks she had alienated all of her friends and family, done a couple stints in jail, and given up a scholarship to Columbia med school to strip in Vegas.

    Luckily, her parents were able to track her down and get her help but, like Titus, she managed to burn so many bridges so fast that her life will never be the same. The remarkable speed of self-destruction is identical– both my friend and Young brought their lives toppling down around them in a matter of 2-3 weeks.

    Young’s father explained “that’s not my son,” maybe instead of ridiculing his behavior, we should figure out if Titus Young even understands what Titus Young has been doing.

  38. xplicitpits says: May 16, 2013 7:41 PM

    And there is her 15 mins if fame! Glad she went for the kids off a OJ remark! Way to stay classy.

  39. matt2calvin says: May 16, 2013 7:46 PM

    A restraining order is about as useful as a chain link fence around an impounded Black Mustang…

  40. petersonhandshake says: May 16, 2013 7:48 PM

    I’ve always been told don’t kick a man while he’s down. You don’t have to help pick him back up, but it’s funny that she did this after all the publicity happened. I’m not saying he’s a saint, but maybe her character should be questioned too. She’s the one who had kids with the dude.

  41. commonsensedude says: May 16, 2013 7:54 PM

    He needs to be locked away until his illness is treated. He is dangerous to both society as well as himself. If he isn’t ready to get help, keep him off the streets until he is.
    Sadly, he is at the age at which many who have mental health issues start to exhibit symptoms

  42. theneedforspeeed says: May 16, 2013 8:07 PM

    The lesson here is that every one of us needs to be able to tell our friends and family members when they start acting crazy or different.
    I had a friend who just got angrier and angrier over the years, and he finally had a psychotic break, complete paranoia, etc.
    2 hospitalizations later, they finally figured out it was a severe drug interaction due to too many neurologists prescribing too many MS meds, without consulting each other.
    The point is, we all thought the behavioral issues were not our problem, so we ignored it instead of insisting he get help. Sad.

  43. tvguy22 says: May 16, 2013 8:12 PM

    He’s better than Calvin Johnson.

  44. acmepackers says: May 16, 2013 8:15 PM

    #HOF #MomRestrainingOrder

    LOL

  45. habsfanatic says: May 16, 2013 8:21 PM

    When people are affected by cancer or some other serious physical illness, we feel for them, support them and encourage them in their recovery.

    But when someone has a serious mental health problem, we fear them, mock them, call them losers, think they’re dangerous, think that they should be tossed in prison…

    Elite athletes are not immune to mental illness. Titus needs support from his family and friends and needs medical treatment. Not only can his life get back on track with those things, but potentially his career as well. I’m going to be rooting for him.

  46. bsandersislegend20 says: May 16, 2013 8:27 PM

    tvguy22 says:
    May 16, 2013 8:12 PM
    He’s better than Calvin Johnson.

    @tvguy22 you should pop a syanide pill and rid us of your ridiculous comments.

  47. theecowardlylion says: May 16, 2013 8:31 PM

    I have no doubt this guy has mental issues.

    I also have no doubt this guy is a punk@ss on a pity parade.

    I’m curious to know how much of each.

  48. mazblast says: May 16, 2013 8:35 PM

    I wonder what took her so long.

  49. immafubared says: May 16, 2013 8:36 PM

    I don’t know but I’ll take a wild guess that this may be a dysfunctional nuclear family? All I know is I would not be buying guns for any of them this Christmas.
    Scary!!!!!!!

  50. imjinbrdgr says: May 16, 2013 8:38 PM

    YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: May 16, 2013 5:59 PM

    So you gotta look at OJ’s situation. He’s paying $25,000 a month in alimony, got another man driving around in his car with his wife in a house he’s still paying the mortgage on. Now I’m not saying he should have killed her… but I understand.
    ==================================

    173 people gave this a thumbs up so we know that there are 174 people in as much need of help as Titus.

  51. patfic15 says: May 16, 2013 8:49 PM

    Now that’s swag baby!

  52. bsandersislegend20 says: May 16, 2013 9:02 PM

    habsfanatic says:
    May 16, 2013 8:21 PM
    When people are affected by cancer or some other serious physical illness, we feel for them, support them and encourage them in their recovery.

    But when someone has a serious mental health problem, we fear them, mock them, call them losers, think they’re dangerous, think that they should be tossed in prison…

    Elite athletes are not immune to mental illness. Titus needs support from his family and friends and needs medical treatment. Not only can his life get back on track with those things, but potentially his career as well. I’m going to be rooting for him.

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    So what about Charles Manson? Should we be sympathetic because he’s messed up in the head???? NO. Should we be sympathetic because John Wayne Gayce has mental problems????? NO. Should we be sympathetic because Richard Ramirez, AKA the night stalker has mental issues????? NO. Not at all. So why should we be sympathetic towards Titus??? We shouldn’t. Keep him locked up.

  53. orakpocalypse says: May 16, 2013 9:31 PM

    I took this guy at 126 in a fantasy draft last year expecting a breakthrough. I’m stupid.

  54. biggs13 says: May 16, 2013 10:17 PM

    I thought it was Javid Best that got all the head trauma? I have no sympathy for Young disorder or not. He f-ed up his chance. Best is an entirely different story. I feel for him.

  55. thejuddstir says: May 16, 2013 11:19 PM

    If Titus Young is released for any reason (court ordered outpatient treatment, court order telling him that he must take his meds, bail, etc.) he is going to hurt/kill someone and if that happens, then the judge who released him should be hauled off to jail himself. It doesn’t take a psychiatrist, counselor, or anyone with a 5th grade education to understand Young is a danger to society as well as himself. Hurting himself is one thing but there should be no reason or opportunity for him to hurt anyone else.

  56. remmsterr says: May 16, 2013 11:34 PM

    Hopefully, this doesn’t turn into a Jevon Belcher incident; I pray he gets the help he needs.

  57. bishopslappytruelove says: May 16, 2013 11:37 PM

    He needs help, but it may not be safe for him to exposed to polite society ever again.

  58. dbones750 says: May 17, 2013 12:56 AM

    He sounds fine to me

  59. joetoronto says: May 17, 2013 5:24 AM

    adoombray says:
    May 16, 2013 7:15 PM
    People celebrating and laughing as a clearly mentally troubled and disturbed man destroys his life is far more disturbing than anything this guy has done. The schaudenfraude displayed whenever someone messes his life up is a step shy of cyber-bullying and ya’ll should be ashamed of yourselves.

    John 8:7 let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
    **************************************************
    He’s a defective unit that needs to be discarded asap, if not sooner.

    Joe 05,17

  60. bobby2478 says: May 17, 2013 10:43 AM

    This is a tricky situation. He clearly needs help, and yet he refuses to admit he has a problem and refuses to get help. What do you do in that situation? He’s an adult, you can’t just lock someone up against their will because you think they are dangerous. This isn’t the 40’s and 50’s anymore where once you were diagnosed with a mental condition you disappeared and often labodomized.

    This is why we need laws updated with how to handle these situations. If he’s diagnosed by multiple medical professionals with the same mental disorder and has been deemed a threat to himself and others, then to police have the jurisdiction to pick him up and forcefully place him into treatment against his will?

    Something needs to be done, but you don’t want to force people into something against their will anytime someone says “this guy has a mental problem”. There needs to be clear criteria, relying on multiple opinions of licensed mental and medical health professionals, and a clear element of the person being a danger to themselves and others before you start locking people up in assylum’s against their will.

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