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Titus Young released from jail

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Titus Young, the former Lions receiver who was in jail for four weeks after multiple arrests on a slew of charges, has been released.

The Orange County Jail’s website says Young was released after bond was posted.

Young’s family, friends and lawyer have all said he is struggling with mental illness and needs professional help. His attorney said at a hearing this week that Young was waiting to see a psychiatrist.

Here’s hoping that Young has, in fact, seen a psychiatrist and will continue to do so. It’s become clear in the last few months that Young’s problems go far beyond just being a bad teammate in Detroit. He’s a troubled young man who needs help to get his life on track, regardless of whether or not he has any future in the NFL.

Young is facing charges including drunk driving, assaulting a police officer, trespassing and burglary. He is expected to appear in court on July 2.

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53 Responses to “Titus Young released from jail”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Jun 8, 2013 5:03 PM

    Who bail the men out?

  2. huskerd says: Jun 8, 2013 5:04 PM

    See you on the 10 o’clock news Titus!

  3. pinion8ted says: Jun 8, 2013 5:06 PM

    I hate to say it, but I hope he even makes it to July 2.

    Why would anyone post bond for him, when he was in the safest place for him?

  4. pathsovglory says: Jun 8, 2013 5:06 PM

    He’s only 23 with loads of potential.

    Hopefully in a couple years he can get his life in order and make a solid comeback. Time’s on his side.

  5. surfinbird1 says: Jun 8, 2013 5:08 PM

    This poor guy should not be roaming the streets waiting to see a shrink. May not have a happy ending.

  6. ajm323 says: Jun 8, 2013 5:08 PM

    that picture spooks me every time I see it

  7. packerbackernj says: Jun 8, 2013 5:10 PM

    If he does indeed have a mental illness, best of luck titus. Hope he gets the help he needs and lives a good life. If he’s just an ignorant, spoiled, delusional, with a distorted self worth from an over active ego (which I’m leaning towards believing) then all this couldn’t have happened to a better person.

  8. essentialsausage says: Jun 8, 2013 5:11 PM

    Everyone remember to lock your doors tonight.

  9. jayovalentine says: Jun 8, 2013 5:13 PM

    sad….

  10. seaeagle707 says: Jun 8, 2013 5:14 PM

    I seriously doubt it that Titus, decided one day to pursue a life of crime, because playing in the NFL, was too boring. Remarks made about his mental state in another thread seem to indicate problems with recognizing reality, or separating it from fantasy. He definitely does need real psychiatric help, not “lock em’ up and throw away the key” incarceration.

    At the same time he should probably be confined to home at the least to protect him from getting into further troubles, and to protect society from one who is mentally unbalanced. Quick fixes are not what he needs, nor is a regimen of psychotropic drugs without intensive counseling.

    Hope you make it buddy.

  11. ravenadam81 says: Jun 8, 2013 5:15 PM

    Is this a record? If i count correctly he has now been released 3 times this offseason…

  12. seanb20124 says: Jun 8, 2013 5:21 PM

    Sad story, hope it ends up well

  13. hedleykow says: Jun 8, 2013 5:22 PM

    Good luck to you, Titus. Hope to see you on a football field very soon. If Te’o can overcome the haters, anyone can.

    p.s. I hate Tebow.

  14. rockymountainoysters says: Jun 8, 2013 5:25 PM

    Gonna be awkward when he shows up at Rams camp

  15. firestarter0728 says: Jun 8, 2013 5:25 PM

    I’m starting an office pool to pick the date of Titus’s next arrest.

  16. bobbylocs42 says: Jun 8, 2013 5:29 PM

    Whoever posted his bond is an idiot. I hope they watch him like a hawk because hes a loose cannon! Obviously sumthn aint rite wit him, they should have left him in there where he was safe!!

  17. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 8, 2013 5:29 PM

    It’s too nice out to be spending all your time in jail.

  18. blogatron2000 says: Jun 8, 2013 5:39 PM

    Hopefully he was bailed out on the condition that he submit to a psychiatric eval and agree to an inpatient program if it is deemed necessary.

    Mental health programs vary by state but I think that generally treatment cannot be forced upon someone unless it is court ordered. Maybe his family and associates are trying to get him to demonstrate a desire to get help before he goes to court in hope that it will positively influence the trial. I hope so.

    Either way, he’s got a long road ahead. Whether he plays another snap ever is totally irrelevant at this point. Wishing all the best for you, Titus.

  19. ajgreenhof says: Jun 8, 2013 5:42 PM

    It was funny when he was just a guy throwing away an NFL career taking it fror granite. Thats not the case anymore. Here’s a young man who clearly has mental issues and you should be ashamed if your still poking fun.

    Or just plain ignorant.

  20. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 8, 2013 5:45 PM

    goraidersgospurs:

    He only needed 10% on a relatively small bond amount, so it was only a few thousand dollars. Any number of people could have bailed him out and had access to that relatively small amount of money. It’s hard to believe that Titus could have spent all his money he has made in the NFL thus far, so it shouldn’t have been hard for him to figure out a way to get a buddy to help him out. Dave Birkett reported it to be $5k as 10% of a $50k bond.

    You might have been confused by the many PFT commenters acting like it was his family’s decision to keep him locked up, but that’s not how the system works, anybody can put up the cash to get him out regardless of what his family would have preferred. And somebody did. Hopefully those that commented like as if he was stuck in jail will come back to post an apology and retraction for their misleading bogus comments. And maybe this time they can also comment without making fun of this guy.

    To “seaeagle707″, he won’t be confined to his home either, and likewise he won’t be committed to a mental hospital against his will at this point as others have suggested. Everybody needs to remember that the laws don’t work exactly the way PFT commenters want to believe that they work. Well now that we have those issues cleared up with the actual facts, carry on with the conversation everybody.

  21. draculalambert says: Jun 8, 2013 5:50 PM

    at least he has nice delts…

  22. thesteelers says: Jun 8, 2013 5:57 PM

    This is bad news for him and anyone around him. Hope he just commits a petty crime and gets thrown back in. He needs help.

  23. boozeman1969 says: Jun 8, 2013 6:00 PM

    Hide ya kids, hide ya wife…

  24. dartmouthstevens says: Jun 8, 2013 6:03 PM

    I hope that the person who bailed him out is making sure he is seeking treatment.

  25. hedleykow says: Jun 8, 2013 6:32 PM

    I kid the Tebowmaniacs. How can you hate a Showboat for Jesus who does everything “he” can to interfere with a woman’s constitutional right to manage her own reproductive health care?

  26. truckenlauten says: Jun 8, 2013 6:41 PM

    hedleykow, Just what did Tim Tebow do to YOU that you hate him?

  27. clebrowntown says: Jun 8, 2013 6:47 PM

    Suspect whoever bailed him out would not have done so without a commitment from him to go into a behavioral care facility for extended treatment.
    If that did not happen…Dog and Beth will be on his trail if not already

  28. thefiesty1 says: Jun 8, 2013 6:51 PM

    Next arrest in one, two or three days? What a waste of oxygen.

  29. beavertonsteve says: Jun 8, 2013 7:06 PM

    He probably needs to cancel that one way flight reservation to St Louis ASAP.

  30. datageek94 says: Jun 8, 2013 7:11 PM

    Whatever problem he has, whether its source is truly in a medical condition or he’s just ‘ignorant, spoiled, delusional, with a distorted self worth from an over active ego’ as packerbackernj suggests, he needs to start by recognizing that he has a problem. I don’t know his background, but a lot of young men never have had to face the consequences of their bad behavior because of the freakishly athletic bodies they were born with.

  31. lionsfan11 says: Jun 8, 2013 7:41 PM

    God save us all.

  32. heeeeelzfan says: Jun 8, 2013 7:44 PM

    I fear this is not going to end well. I hope I am wrong.

  33. canetic says: Jun 8, 2013 7:53 PM

    Hopefully there is a drone following him at all times

  34. kw93 says: Jun 8, 2013 8:06 PM

    Seems to me that these articles that keep saying that they hope the best for this man in fact probably hope the worst. I don’t know of any other football site that has had this type of step by step reporting of 2 guys who cleared waivers like this one has. (Tebow)

  35. rajbais says: Jun 8, 2013 8:16 PM

    And after the July 2 hearing he’ll be back in jail again.

    He’s done too much to be freed from jail.

    I’m not mocking him while saying this, but he’s literally done enough to do so.

    He’s a goner.

  36. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Jun 8, 2013 9:17 PM

    You mean he’s out on the streets again!!!!

    The justice system is wacked out!! He should be in a mental ward for a while. Your telling me he’s medicated up, of subdued mind & ready to interact with the populace already???

    I have compassion for the guy, but he shouldn’t be roaming around society. Bad things happen in situations like this.

    Just say’in….

  37. pshark5 says: Jun 8, 2013 9:36 PM

    I think he’s being set up by “The Man”!

  38. taintedsaints2009 says: Jun 8, 2013 9:54 PM

    Hide yo kids. Hide yo wives. Hides yo husbands…

  39. lostsok says: Jun 8, 2013 10:06 PM

    I refuse to pile on this kid. He’s clearly suffering from a severe mental break.

    What’s sad is that a high profile individual could come apart like that and not seek help. That suggests the extreme depth of his illness…

  40. dogman9 says: Jun 8, 2013 10:18 PM

    Stupid is as stupid does. THIS guy must be stupid squared. Hope you enjoyed your cup of tea in the NFL, you will be spending more time behind bars and working at the BK going forward but hey, no regrets right?

  41. pbastille says: Jun 8, 2013 10:34 PM

    Good luck, Titus. Hope you get your help

  42. mstanfoster says: Jun 8, 2013 10:40 PM

    Let me make this perfectly clear to everyone and I speak for the family, you have no idea the struggles we are facing and the hard decisions that have to be made concerning Titus. number one Titus is not a criminal and has never been to jail before so being locked away in a jail where he was mistreated was not the answer to the problem. I hear so many people saying what they would or would not have done but you are not in our place. This is a family effort and those who truly care about Titus who are rallying around him and coming together to help him in the best way possible and we have strength and faith in God that everything is going to be okay. For those of you who are contemplating more trouble for him hopefully it doesn’t become you or someone in your family. For ALL of you HATERS Titus is not a spoiled brat everything Titus has accomplished he worked very hard for nothing was handed to him on a silver platter so if he chooses to spoil himself with what he earned legally that’s his business and go find you some

  43. greenmeattruck says: Jun 8, 2013 11:15 PM

    It is only the hand of God that can help this man. Not a Shrink, not Oprah, not Dr Phil, not a facebook or twitter post to get it off his chest.

    Pray for Titus.

  44. trollingforjustice says: Jun 8, 2013 11:15 PM

    This can only get worse before july2

  45. nightofthehipple says: Jun 9, 2013 7:39 AM

    Is he aware that jail has released him?

  46. gbpakrfan says: Jun 9, 2013 8:12 AM

    Good luck Titus…get the help you need, man up to your crimes, and come back stronger than ever!

  47. mstanfoster says: Jun 9, 2013 8:13 AM

    Let me make this perfectly clear to everyone and I speak for the family, you have no idea the struggles we are facing and the hard decisions that have to be made concerning Titus. number one Titus is not a criminal and has never been to jail before so being locked away in a jail where he was mistreated was not the answer to the problem. I hear so many people saying what they would or would not have done but you are not in our place. This is a family effort and those who truly care about Titus who are rallying around him and coming together to help him in the best way possible and we have strength and faith in God that everything is going to be okay. For those of you who are contemplating more trouble for him hopefully it doesn’t become you or someone in your family. For ALL of you HATERS Titus is not a spoiled brat everything Titus has accomplished he worked very hard for nothing was handed to him on a silver platter so if he chooses to spoil himself with what he earned legally that’s his business and go find you some

  48. rockbo1955 says: Jun 9, 2013 2:51 PM

    I was the first to say let him go from the lions! Well I am apologise to titus and his family for being wrong when it comes to mental illness one can be perfectly normal and then it you hit an overlord and things change! Thats what happened in detroit! Most people do have a low tolerance of mental ill people! the prison our full of them not because of a crime but because nobody could make money treating them so they put in prison or jail! what if you had a car accident and you had mental illness from a head injury and people shun you would you not be mad at the world and frustration would come out negatively! Enough of bashing titus and get him the help he needs and have his father contact the nfl for any help the can give I know titus refused it! But being mentally ill he naturally refused thats typical of a mental ill person! I think that now we know what real problem is he should get so help from the nfl through the father because titus can not make that judgement right now but his father can!

  49. mstanfoster says: Jun 9, 2013 3:09 PM

    The news reporters need to go report some real news and stop racially profiling Titus in order to crucify him in the press and in the eyes of society. They have some others who have done way more harm than Titus who just get brushed up under the carpet but God forbid if they allow the Young family to have some time to heal and figure out how to help their son without the public placing judgment on him every week. How many times do we have to hear the same idiots say that he’s done or he’s a loser or all of the overnight psychiatrist who are making their diagnosis or Titus and especially the haters they are really unrelenting. It is sad the people capitalize off another human bengs illness to make themselves and their jealousies feel better.

  50. mstanfoster says: Jun 9, 2013 3:37 PM

    The NFL is not and has not reached out to the family just so everyone will know. There has been different individuals who care but the NFL in none and void

  51. oimakkamio says: Jun 9, 2013 5:19 PM

    His father is now claiming the lions ignored his concussion his rookie year…well considering he got suspended his junior year in college I’m guessing its deeper than that. Hope he gets help. The parents need to stop blaming everyone else and start blaming Titus.

  52. jimmylions says: Jun 9, 2013 7:52 PM

    His father has been saying all along that Young’s condition detiorated after the concussion. I haven’t read any claim that the Lions ignored the concussion, but it wouldn’t be a shock. Players often want to get on the field after concussions, even when they shouldn’t. The team was having a run for the playoffs so obviously they wanted their most talented people in the game.

    His next hearing is June 24. We may find out then whether he’s back with his family and whether he’s seeing a specialist. My guess is that both of those things are true.

    Now all he needs to do is enter a dance competition with Jennifer Lawrence as his partner. According to Hollywood, that can cure any brain illness.

  53. zeeman911 says: Jun 9, 2013 10:19 PM

    Sounds like the bengals forwarded him some of his signing bonus…

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