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Titus Young begins clearing up his legal docket

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Not much has been heard from or about former Lions receiver Titus Young in recent months, which is a good thing.

Last year, Young became a one-man crime spree, with multiple incidents and genuine concerns about whether he needed professional assistance.  According to the Riverside (Cal.) Press-Enterprise, Young has commenced the process of getting his legal affairs in order.

He pleaded guilty on Friday to one count of disturbing the peace as a result of two arrests occurring on the same day in May 2013.  First, he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.  Second, he was arrested for trying to retrieve his impounded car by climbing a fence and taking it.

Young received no jail time or fine; he must pay a $35 court fee.

Young still has 11 other pending charges, including four felony burglary counts.  He’s due back in court on March 20.

A second-round pick in 2011, he was waived after two tumultuous seasons.  The Rams claimed him on waivers and quickly cut him loose.  Young has been out of football ever since.

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32 Responses to “Titus Young begins clearing up his legal docket”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 1, 2014 11:35 PM

    Titus has just 19 days to scrape together the $35 for his next appearance.

  2. nwfisch says: Mar 1, 2014 11:37 PM

    I don’t think he’s a bad person, he needs support and structure, something he severely lacked in Detroit.

    This guy torched Sherman in 2012, and I hope he can get the help he needs to be a productive member of society, and hopefully an NFL star someday.

  3. GenXJay says: Mar 1, 2014 11:46 PM

    Although a complete headcase, Titus is still respected by his peers more than Richard Sherman.

  4. thevikesarebest says: Mar 2, 2014 12:08 AM

    He was just being a normal lion,thats all.

  5. bennyb82 says: Mar 2, 2014 12:08 AM

    Still hard to believe that a couple seasons ago he was on track to have a pretty solid NFL career. The Lions were a better team with him, minus the whole sabotaging routes thing. I hope he gets things figured out.

  6. idolized1 says: Mar 2, 2014 12:13 AM

    A one man crime spree?

    That’s actually pretty funny when you think of it that way.

    That dude caused straight up mayhem everywhere he went for days!

  7. jimmyjamm03 says: Mar 2, 2014 12:17 AM

    “Young received no jail time or fine; he must pay a $35 court fee.”

    This must be standard punishment for DUI, B&E, Trespassing and grand theft auto…for NFL players. If this happened to an average Joe, it would be mandatory jail time.

  8. tyler4richardson says: Mar 2, 2014 12:32 AM

    I used to mock him on here. Now I feel like a twat for doing so. Hope he’s actually getting healthy before he ends up dead or locked up for 10+ years.

  9. sammadison says: Mar 2, 2014 12:38 AM

    I’ll always remember Titus for saying that he was better than Calvin Johnson. I guess with all of the things to remember him for this is one of the more positive ones. Get well young buck.

  10. noeffinway says: Mar 2, 2014 1:46 AM

    I hope this young man finds peace. Mental illness is real.

  11. alldonesmith says: Mar 2, 2014 1:55 AM

    DUI and attempted theft of evidence from a police station, and he gets a $35 fine? I guess if you play football in the NFL for 5 minutes the regular rules of society don’t apply to you anymore.

  12. bullethead527 says: Mar 2, 2014 2:11 AM

    Dude obviously had a few screws loosen up inside his head.

  13. teamnorsecore says: Mar 2, 2014 2:31 AM

    Young>Harvin…..just like the old days?

  14. footballchic777 says: Mar 2, 2014 3:53 AM

    And had this been any regular person, they would have been in jail with huge court fees after the first arrest. What benefit did he gain from being treated like he was above the law….. NONE. The wiser thing would have been to put your foot down with the young man, then maybe he wouldn’t have had over a dozen different arrests!

  15. dirtysouthniner says: Mar 2, 2014 4:31 AM

    C’mon Titus, do the right thing, take it like a man and fix it. Keep in shape and maybe get a chance in two years

  16. dontcensormebro says: Mar 2, 2014 4:32 AM

    Even Detroit’s number one police officer, Robocop, would have trouble with this guy LOL.

    “Titus, you’re coming with me! Dead or alive! No, don’t jump the fence of the impound lot! Dang it!”

  17. anonymous135 says: Mar 2, 2014 6:14 AM

    Good luck to the man… not many go through what he did and get second and third chances of getting back into the league..

    Crazy to think he still has a better shot than Tim Tebow..

  18. aintthenazz says: Mar 2, 2014 7:40 AM

    I was originally all for piling on this guy, but it’s really pretty sad. Hope he gets turned around for his life’s sake.

  19. honalulublue says: Mar 2, 2014 8:50 AM

    Is he cognitive? I hope so. Sounded like he was pretty far gone last I heard.

  20. alshonbrandontandem says: Mar 2, 2014 8:58 AM

    The Vikings will end up signing him. Or Dallas.

  21. till3r says: Mar 2, 2014 9:13 AM

    As a lions fan I was excited when they drafted him. Watch a clip on YouTube about his time at Boise State and you can see his play making ability. He had flashes for the lions but then we started to hear about him lining up in the wrong WR position, and punching Louis Delmas in the head. Then it all came unravelled and became another 2nd round bust for the Lions.

  22. ariani1985 says: Mar 2, 2014 9:24 AM

    Imagine, one week your scorching the laughable packers defense and the next your in jail.

  23. chingustight says: Mar 2, 2014 9:29 AM

    loser…..plain and simple

  24. johnnyjagfan says: Mar 2, 2014 9:57 AM

    If a physician could just get this guy on the right meds, we’d see a turnaround a la Brandon Marshall. We don’t think of Marshall batting down passes in practice at Denver anymore, do we?

  25. EJ says: Mar 2, 2014 10:21 AM

    I am glad Buffalo didn’t end up drafting Young. Although, things might have gone differently i Buffalo with the right guidance. Young didn’t have the right people around him during his rough moments.

  26. vaphinfan says: Mar 2, 2014 10:33 AM

    Sounds like a patriot to me. Call him up Bill. Need some more representation of the “patriot way”.

  27. John A. says: Mar 2, 2014 10:37 AM

    His name is actually Titus Young, Sr., he has a young child.

    For that child’s sake, let’s hope Sr. gets his life together.

  28. pizzon says: Mar 2, 2014 10:51 AM

    Hopefully he gets some counseling, otherwise we will be reading about him again.

  29. billbraskyisasonofabitch says: Mar 2, 2014 10:53 AM

    Good luck Titus. Get well

  30. beedubyatoo says: Mar 2, 2014 11:19 AM

    First, he was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Second, he was arrested for trying to retrieve his impounded car by climbing a fence and taking it.
    All he paid was a $35 court fee? Parking tickets cost more in most places. Maybe they’re trying to save his money for all the upcoming court appearances.

  31. @Cereal_22 says: Mar 2, 2014 11:26 AM

    Here’s to hoping this kid got help & will turn things around.

  32. ivanpavlov0000 says: Mar 2, 2014 5:04 PM

    Crime Spree? What is he, the Riddler?

    The big question is whether he is in treatment and getting the medication he needs.

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