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Titus Young still jailed, waiting to see a psychiatrist

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Former Lions receiver Titus Young remains in Orange County Jail and has not yet received the psychiatric examination that people close to him have said he needs.

Young appeared in court today where his lawyer requested that his case be continued until June 24 because he had not been able to get a psychiatrist to evaluate Young, according to USA Today.

There was at least one positive sign about Young: Unlike his last court appearance, Young did address the judge, saying “Good morning” and answering a couple of questions.

“You look like you’re doing a lot better than the last time I saw you,” the judge told Young.

Young is currently facing charges on 11 different crimes, including burglary, drunk driving and assaulting a police officer.

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46 Responses to “Titus Young still jailed, waiting to see a psychiatrist”
  1. mvp43 says: Jun 4, 2013 3:46 PM

    Mr Young, Doctor Hannibal will see you shortly…..

  2. unbiasfan says: Jun 4, 2013 3:51 PM

    He’s going to be in jail so long that we might have to call him Titus Old

  3. granadafan says: Jun 4, 2013 3:52 PM

    Keep him confined until he can get the help he needs and can prove he’s not a menace to a civilized society.

  4. godblessfootball says: Jun 4, 2013 3:56 PM

    That explains why he hasn’t been arrested lately…

  5. willnit says: Jun 4, 2013 3:58 PM

    He’s already in Cali. Sentence him to da Raiders!

  6. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 4, 2013 3:59 PM

    Its a shame this guy will get absolutely no help for his mental health conditions until he is released, which could be years. Doctors only treat and diagnose people on their own turf. There is no seeing a doctor or physiatrist in jail or prison. It just doesn’t happen. Until he sees a doctor and is diagnosed, he cannot be medicated for his condition(s). The only medication that can e given to inmates in the U.S. without an on-going prescription is Seroquil, an anti-psychotic sleeping med. So maybe he’ll get some rest, but he will continue to suffer from his mental health woes, possibly an extreme case of bi-polar or schizophrenia until either he is released or, even better, the U.S. changes it policies on we treat the mentally ill.

  7. canadianbucsfan says: Jun 4, 2013 4:02 PM

    I hope this kid can get his life back on track and realize the way he’s living life is wrong and not worth it. Redemption stories are one of the best, especially in this case many people think this kid is done and nothing to contribute, in life and football. He’s done some horrible things but I hope Titus becomes a changed man.

  8. stevenwilliams2013 says: Jun 4, 2013 4:03 PM

    Soap on a rope

  9. thirdistheworrd says: Jun 4, 2013 4:13 PM

    granadafan says: Jun 4, 2013 3:52 PM

    Keep him confined until he can get the help he needs and can prove he’s not a menace to a civilized society.
    _______________
    While I think it’s fair to say that Titus Young is “a menace to civilized society”, the issue is whether or not Titus Young is aware that Titus Young is “a menace to civilized society”

    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 ragging on him for the “Pacman Jones Factor”, we should figure out if Titus Young even understands what Titus Young has been doing.

  10. EJ says: Jun 4, 2013 4:21 PM

    They will probably find out that Young has anger issues that cause him to make stupid decisions. The Judge will sentence him to 5 years probation as long as he has documented proof that he is continuing anger-management treatment.

  11. thesteelers says: Jun 4, 2013 4:24 PM

    I want to know what he’ll be diagnosed with. My money is on schizophrenia.

  12. tinbender2000 says: Jun 4, 2013 4:49 PM

    @allday28mvpmvp, I have no idea where you heard that. Prison psychiatrist are some of the highest paid employees on the state of California payroll. They have lots of them. Why Titus has not had access to one yet I could not tell you, but that’s a good question.

  13. spinmovr says: Jun 4, 2013 4:50 PM

    “menace to civilized society..”

    It’s amazing how quickly you all can switch between acknowledging players as sports heroes, hooligans, brats and worthy of dating your daughters so seamlessly.

    So, yeah, they’re individuals to be evaluated and judged on facts, merit and content of their character……until that gets to complicated and all of a sudden players are all “those people” with all of the ugly, fearful and ignorant connotations that go with that.

    I see what’s going on here.

  14. thirdistheworrd says: Jun 4, 2013 4:52 PM

    @allday28

    That’s really upsetting, and keep in mind I’m not arguing with you, because you clearly know vastly more about this than I do. But since potential convicts can plead insanity and get treatment instead of facing time, and since Young still has millions, would it be that hard for a reputable psychiatrist and an expensive lawyer to get his charges dropped, or at least his sentence shortened and/or possibly include psychiatric treatment?

    I don’t know if my story above will stay up or not, but I had a very close friend who had her life totally torn apart by undiagnosed bipolar disorder, and while she was under its influence she picked up a number of criminal charges, and she potentially faced a hefty sentence, but her parents were able to get the charges reduced to a few fines and minor jail time provided she got medical help.

    While I understand the seriousness of your post, and that Young may only be an exception to the rule because of his wealth and access to medical professionals, I find it hard to imagine that Young wouldn’t be able to seek treatment in order to avoid more legal consequences in the future.

  15. expertop says: Jun 4, 2013 4:53 PM

    @ allday28: I don’t know where you got your information, but it’s just not accurate. Inmates, in local jails and in state and federal prisons do, in fact, see doctors, including psychiatrists, and are treated for mental illness. Seroquel is not the only medication prescribed to inmates – a wide variety of drugs for treatment of many mental illnesses are used. For many inmates, treatment while incarcerated is the first and/or most consistent treatment they’ve had for their illness(es).

  16. kdentify says: Jun 4, 2013 4:55 PM

    Its a shame this guy will get absolutely no help for his mental health conditions until he is released, which could be years. Doctors only treat and diagnose people on their own turf. There is no seeing a doctor or physiatrist in jail or prison. It just doesn’t happen. Until he sees a doctor and is diagnosed, he cannot be medicated for his condition(s). The only medication that can e given to inmates in the U.S. without an on-going prescription is Seroquil, an anti-psychotic sleeping med. So maybe he’ll get some rest, but he will continue to suffer from his mental health woes, possibly an extreme case of bi-polar or schizophrenia until either he is released or, even better, the U.S. changes it policies on we treat the mentally ill.
    ___________________________

    I’m sorry, but this is nonsense. Prisons are equipped with mental health staff and even facilities. If he is incarcerated, he will probably have access to more and better mental health facilities than people out here not imprisoned. It will come free of charge to him (since it’s paid by taxpayers) and will provide him with all the medication the doctors feel he needs. Mental health treatment is hard to come by for the people who aren’t in prison; not for the folks who are.

  17. ramrene says: Jun 4, 2013 5:05 PM

    >… to strip in Vegas.

    You want Titus to strip in Las Vegas?

  18. expertop says: Jun 4, 2013 5:08 PM

    @allday28:

    p.s. Seroquel is a prescription-only medication. So, your statement that it’s the only medication that can be given to inmates without a prescription – also just flat-out false.

  19. aldavis4president says: Jun 4, 2013 5:16 PM

    Some ppl are just talking out of their behinds up there, there is meds inmates can get while in jail. And if he does get a mentall ilness pass, like someone up earlier, he won’t do much time if any and just be placed on some kind of strict probation that requires him to c some kind of physiologist or something and show proofto a judge hes qctually doing it. Wish him the best though. It’s not easy to admitt you have a mentall issue.

  20. sourceformerlyknownasunnamed says: Jun 4, 2013 5:25 PM

    @

    unbiasfan says:
    Jun 4, 2013 3:51 PM
    He’s going to be in jail so long that we might have to call him Titus Old

    Crickets……………… You SUCK!

  21. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 4, 2013 5:44 PM

    tinbender2000 says: Jun 4, 2013 4:49 PM

    @allday28mvpmvp, I have no idea where you heard that. Prison psychiatrist are some of the highest paid employees on the state of California payroll. They have lots of them. Why Titus has not had access to one yet I could not tell you, but that’s a good question.

    ————-

    CA is one of about 10 states that allow psychiatrists into prisons. As for county jails (where Titus is) there are no states in the U.S. allow doctors to treat inmates in a county jail. They must either be taken to a hospital (never happens for mental health reasons) or wait until they are sentenced to a prison term.
    Titus will not be able to see a doctor or psychiatrist until he is out of county jail, either to prison or freedom.

  22. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 4, 2013 5:49 PM

    expertop says: Jun 4, 2013 5:08 PM

    @allday28:

    p.s. Seroquel is a prescription-only medication. So, your statement that it’s the only medication that can be given to inmates without a prescription – also just flat-out false.

    ———

    Sorry but you are wrong. Seroquil is readily given out to patients in county jails across the county for reasons as simple as inability to sleep. It is considered a lower class anti-psychotic. If you went to a mental health professional with the proper symptoms they would give you packets of “samples” of Seroquil to see how you react. All with no prescription. I work in the mental health field, so you cannot tell me I’m wrong.

  23. expertop says: Jun 4, 2013 5:55 PM

    @allday28:

    Wrong again. Titus will see a psychiatrist while in jail. In fact, he’ll see one before his next hearing. Its why his case was continued. What else are you gonna make up?

  24. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 4, 2013 5:59 PM

    Love how everyone’s an expert on mental health AND jails and prisons…

    I’m a mental health professional. I have seen inside county jails.

    If you do not already have care established with a mental health professional and you get arrested, and go to a county jail. You cannot receive services from a doctor. County jails have nurse staff, who deem, on a patient-by-patient basis, who would qualify for a trip to the hospital to be treated. If you don’t already have a diagnosis, or a prescription (past or current) , then the process for these things would be deemed unimportant by jail staff. This only applies to mental health. If you had an injury or wound, obviously you could be treated. PRISONS, are different. The state of CA allows their prison inmates to see Doctors for a new diagnosis. However, Titus is in county jail.
    Hope that cleared some things up.

  25. expertop says: Jun 4, 2013 6:00 PM

    There’s no such designation as “lower class” anti-psychotic. It’s an anti-psychotic. It’s a prescription-only medication. Period. I can tell you you’re wrong, because you are.

  26. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 4, 2013 6:01 PM

    You’ll have to forgive allday.

    He thinks Peterson is going to win MVP for the next 43 years straight when in reality he had to lobby to the media and take a bunch of illegal drugs to get one.

  27. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 4, 2013 6:03 PM

    @expertop It seems the national attention this case has gotten may finally be changing some things, I’m sure attorneys did too. Unfortunately most every inmate in county jails don’t receive equal treatment. I have seen how struggling inmates are treated in many county jails, in many states, firsthand. You may have named yourself an expert but educate yourself a little bit, please.

  28. purplekoolaid1 says: Jun 4, 2013 6:09 PM

    I love how people act like we live in a civilized society. Young is definitely a menace, but only to a society that already has plenty of crazies that aren’t behind bars.

  29. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 4, 2013 6:10 PM

    expertop says: Jun 4, 2013 6:00 PM

    There’s no such designation as “lower class” anti-psychotic. It’s an anti-psychotic. It’s a prescription-only medication. Period. I can tell you you’re wrong, because you are.

    ——

    SMH…. Every drug has a “class”. These classes have “levels”. Please, please, please educate yourself before you tell the world you are an expert.

  30. hor2012 says: Jun 4, 2013 6:11 PM

    I’m not sure these are racist comments because I’ve seen the ones that were made about Ryan Leaf. That doesn’t take away from the fact that they are mean spirited.

  31. firestarter0728 says: Jun 4, 2013 6:11 PM

    Whatever he did, he’s guilty until proven guilty.

  32. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 4, 2013 6:13 PM

    @expertop I work in a clinic with other mental health professionals. Do not tell me that drugs are not put into classes. We have the authority to give away Seroquil without a prescription, as a trial drug. Please stop pretending you know about mental health, your mis-information is very damaging.

  33. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 4, 2013 6:18 PM

    You’ll have to forgive allday.

    He thinks the Vikings have won every Super Bowl, Peterson is going to win MVP for the next 43 years straight when in reality he had to lobby to the media and take a bunch of illegal drugs to get one.

    Delusion has found it’s greatest home.

  34. bigbenh8tr says: Jun 4, 2013 6:39 PM

    Allday-

    You are 100% correct and its embarrassing that some peoplethink being right/wrong is more important than the truth. I take seroquel for sleeping purposes and it was one of 4 medicines I samples to help fall asleep without thc. I was given this as opposed to ambien because I didn’t want to lose my balance, hence different class/level.

    Same way heroin crack etc aren’t classified like weed. Yal should really read up on mental health or just not comment because as someone with a mental illness its offensive and dangerous to society to know others don’t evem want to try to understand.

    I wasnt even provided my medicine for epilepsy in county.

  35. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 4, 2013 6:40 PM

    @ponderking

    Actually I am aware of the Vikings history, mostly because all you ever talk about is the Vikings. Your moniker shows you are thinking of Ponder, yet you are a Packers fan. You troll from story to story talkin smack about the Vikings on every single one, 99% unrelated to any topic.
    Why are you so threatened by the Vikings?

  36. expertop says: Jun 4, 2013 7:00 PM

    @allday:

    Your clinic hands out Seroquel without a prescription? Seroquel is a “lower class anti-psychotic” and you give out “trial samples”? You should make it known where you work. Some regulators friends of mine would love to chat with you. Name your clinic, blowhard.

  37. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 4, 2013 7:15 PM

    @expertop My clinic is:

    Psych Recovery
    2550 University Ave. Suite 229N
    St. Paul, MN 55104

    We have a number of great psychiatrists, therapists, and psychotherapists that would be happy to educate you on mental health.

  38. thefiesty1 says: Jun 4, 2013 7:18 PM

    Psychiatry is not his problem, he is just plain stupid.

  39. seanx40 says: Jun 4, 2013 7:27 PM

    allday28mvpmvp, Thanks for letting us know how things like this actually happen. I knew that for the most part(brothers are cops), but I don’t know if everyone did.

  40. expertop says: Jun 4, 2013 7:29 PM

    @allday:

    Nice. I’ll pass on the Seroquel distribution information. Go Vikings.

  41. stilespackers says: Jun 4, 2013 7:35 PM

    Titus Young and Amanda Bynes need to have a reality show together… Get on it NBC…

  42. allday28mvpmvp says: Jun 4, 2013 7:37 PM

    @seanx

    No, prob. Glad to hear my words can get past the negative doubters, who seem to think they know how the system works.

  43. ponderthedumpoffking says: Jun 4, 2013 7:42 PM

    @expertop My clinic is:

    Psych Recovery
    2550 University Ave. Suite 229N
    St. Paul, MN 55104

    We have a number of great psychiatrists, therapists, and psychotherapists that would be happy to educate you on mental health.

    —-

    Proving my point.

  44. zn0rseman says: Jun 4, 2013 9:44 PM

    What do you want to bet that the reason Young looks and acts better is because he’s had a couple of weeks without whatever drugs he was taking.

  45. gdive says: Jun 5, 2013 9:10 AM

    A one man crime spree and he’s gotta wait to see a shrink?!? Sorry but the depressed white collar criminal should have to wait.

  46. jimmylions says: Jun 8, 2013 12:26 AM

    For the record … Titus Young’s “crime spree” is pretty low level. All the people talking about locking him up and throwing away the key are probably a bigger menace to society!

    He went into a gas station, grabbed a couple of bottles of water and a couple of other things … then left without paying. I’m not saying it’s a good thing or it’s an ok thing, but I am saying it’s not a death penalty offense.

    He weirdly broke into a couple of homes. Didn’t take anything. Didn’t do anything. That’s when he got arrested and fought with the cops who were arresting him.

    He was driving so erratically that he was arrested for suspicion of DUI, but was released from jail the same night. I haven’t heard mention of other traffic violations (none – zip – zero) associated with that particular incident.

    He tried to break into the impound yard where his car was impounded to steal it back (his car was impounded when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI).

    There’s nothing here that even remotely approaches Ray Lewis territory.

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