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Lawyer says Titus Young is getting better with treatment

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Former Lions receiver Titus Young, whose football career came to a halt amid a mental health breakdown that resulted in multiple arrests, remains in a treatment facility.

Titus is improving,” lawyer Brian Hurwitz told USA Today. “He’s getting better. We hope to know more about the legal case by June 19. But the most important thing right now is Titus’ health and his continued care. In the meantime, I am continuing to talk to the district attorney’s office and am preparing to either resolve the case or fight it.”

Young faces burglary and assault charges, but his case has been delayed several times while he seeks treatment. June 19 is his next court date.

The 24-year-old Young showed some early in his career with the Lions that he has the talent to play in the NFL. Some day he may get another chance, but for now, the focus of his treatment is getting his life in order.

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18 Responses to “Lawyer says Titus Young is getting better with treatment”
  1. jeffnfl says: Jun 6, 2014 4:23 PM

    Good for him!
    Guy had a messed up pass, wouldn’t wish mental illness on anyone.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 6, 2014 4:41 PM

    Don’t hurry to finish the treatments, Titus, ’cause then you go to jail.

  3. paoconno says: Jun 6, 2014 4:46 PM

    I think a job requiring repeated blows to the head is probably not a good fit for someone battling mental health issues. But if Titus gets the proper treatment and does get better, like we all hope he does, then the Bears would be a perfect fit. Brandon Marshall would be a great mentor for Titus, both on how to deal with mental illness and on how to go from locker room cancer to respected team leader.

  4. hyzers says: Jun 6, 2014 4:51 PM

    He carved up the Seahawk secondary

  5. billybone says: Jun 6, 2014 4:53 PM

    Great to hear he is getting help. I’ve had a fear that the next time we heard about him, it would because he committed another crime or was dead. Obviously his health is priority #1 but I’d root for the guy if he was able to get stable and make an NFL comeback.

  6. wholelottaawesome says: Jun 6, 2014 5:43 PM

    hyzers says:
    Jun 6, 2014 4:51 PM
    He carved up the Seahawk secondary

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    Well a few passes and a 2 yrd slant hardly define carving them up but it was the beginning of the end for Trufant.

  7. hyzers says: Jun 6, 2014 6:03 PM

    Well a few passes and a 2 yrd slant hardly define carving them up but it was the beginning of the end for Trufant.
    ———————————–
    Just checked the stat line, 9 catches, 100 yards and 2 TDs. It wasn’t as much as I thought but was still the best game of Titus’ short career.

  8. bux1022 says: Jun 6, 2014 6:17 PM

    BOOM SAUCE!

  9. touchdownroddywhite says: Jun 6, 2014 6:26 PM

    What a comeback story this would be. Maybe his mental breakdown gets him a dozen years of probation and no jail time and he can try to return. I agree with the poster above who said the bears would be perfect. Marshall didn’t go quite as far off the deep end, but surely he’s the one guy that Young would have to take seriously from all angles.

  10. papacrick says: Jun 6, 2014 7:20 PM

    I’ve never seen anyone have their way with Sherman the way Young did. Kid definitely has talent but that’s only half the battle. It will sting for Lion fans if he comes back and has success with another team but it will take some extreme circumstances for anybody to roll the dice on him regardless of how well his attorney says he’s doing. He’s gonna miss those pay checks he comes back to reality so the comeback effort is only a matter of time.

  11. ErinAndrewsStopCallingMe says: Jun 6, 2014 7:26 PM

    Yes yes yes, I’m sure he’ll become a productive member of society…not. Let’s see…he can catch a ball and…that’s it. And why are we not paying scientists 2mil a year again? Oh, that’s right–they aren’t “entertainers”.

  12. illlionsfan says: Jun 6, 2014 8:25 PM

    Well a few passes and a 2 yrd slant hardly define carving them up but it was the beginning of the end for Trufant.
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    Should of been the end of the trash talking Richard Sherman trying to be optimus prime when Titus youngs tds were both against him

  13. GenXJay says: Jun 6, 2014 9:46 PM

    Sure. give him another spin, society. He’s ENTITLED to it.

  14. nicofthenorthstar says: Jun 6, 2014 9:59 PM

    Good luck, kid!

  15. oldcracker says: Jun 6, 2014 10:25 PM

    Is he rooming with Bess, from the Browns?

    I’d love to see Titus with the Vikings, batterymate with Teddy.

  16. joetoronto says: Jun 7, 2014 5:13 AM

    If his lawyer said so, it must be true.

    SMH.

  17. bigwalt2990 says: Jun 7, 2014 6:59 AM

    There are plenty of players in the NFL with mental health issues…..Titus was one of the weak ones.

  18. wisconsinhillfolk says: Jun 7, 2014 8:23 AM

    You folks are talking comeback already? Are ya nuts? This guy committed several serious crimes. He knew he had mental health issues and a supportive environment to get help, but he refused… several times. He has to be treated, tried, convicted and do some time. No way around it.

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