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Titus Young, the former Lions receiver whose personal life has spiraled out of control over the last two years, has been arrested again.

Young was arrested on a felony charge of battery with serious bodily injury and is in custody in Los Angeles, USA Today reports. Young also faces four misdemeanor charges in connection with the same incident.

Young’s arrest came just a day before he was supposed to appear in court in Newport Beach, California, where he is facing felony burglary and assault charges stemming from an incident last year.

The 24-year-old Young has reportedly been receiving treatment, and his father has said he has a mental disorder.

The Lions took Young in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft. He showed some promise early on, catching 48 passes for 607 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. But he clashed with coaches during his second season and was cut by the Lions early in 2013.

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  1. canetic says: Jul 14, 2014 8:14 PM

    Your move, Josh Gordon.

  2. dfeltz says: Jul 14, 2014 8:14 PM

    Titus is just keeping it real

  3. zinger92 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:14 PM

    Hopefully this will quell some of the Lion’s roaring thats been going on.

  4. gmsalpha says: Jul 14, 2014 8:14 PM

    At the rate he’s going, he’ll never become Titus Old.

  5. icallbs81 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:15 PM


  6. Cameronm says: Jul 14, 2014 8:16 PM

    Something is seriously wrong with this dude, needs some serious help, I hope he gets it before he winds up getting himself killed.

  7. georgeexley says: Jul 14, 2014 8:17 PM

    Que the get help for Titus so he can be picked up by my team comments. This young man needs to forget about football and go to a quiet boring place, maybe read some.

  8. tigeralum2010 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:17 PM

    Ouch. Its gone beyond funny, dude needs help. Time in jail to rethink his life might actually help him

  9. chucknorrissinspiration says: Jul 14, 2014 8:20 PM

    Gee, and there I thought he was already in jail. Silly me.

  10. dickshotdogs says: Jul 14, 2014 8:20 PM

    You know what? I don’t even want to read a single joke or sarcastic comment about this young man. He is so troubled, and something very bad is going to happen to him or someone else. Here’s praying that it doesn’t. SMH

  11. biggestredmiami says: Jul 14, 2014 8:21 PM


  12. cardsfann1 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:21 PM

    What a menace to society…

  13. norcalmafia says: Jul 14, 2014 8:22 PM

    Josh Gordon and Titus Young driving across the country in a 82 sheep wagon to give a lady back her suitcase she left at the airport..

  14. ugadogs21 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:24 PM

    Dude needs serious help. No way this started after he pro. You feeling me Boise State!

  15. coachbeck says: Jul 14, 2014 8:24 PM

    It’s about time for a getting caught with a handgun at the airport security time for Gordon.

  16. Fried Toast says: Jul 14, 2014 8:24 PM

    Sad to see someone spiral out of control like this. I’ve seen this happen and my friend is no longer with us. Unless Titus gets some serious help, I imagine he is on a similar path.

  17. iamdinguskhan says: Jul 14, 2014 8:24 PM

    Please lock this guy up and hide the key before he kills someone

  18. baglini3 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:25 PM

    How does someone get arrested 4 times and is still walking the streets? Give me a break already this dude is a bum get him outta here

  19. cityclub13 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:26 PM

    This guy is psycho! Put him behind bars so he can’t hurt anyone else.

  20. micknangold says: Jul 14, 2014 8:27 PM

    What a shame. If he’s truly got a mental illness that causes him to be violent, why not have him committed so he doesn’t hurt anyone else? Or himself?

  21. nyj1979 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:28 PM

    “Young was also charged with four counts of battery of school, park or hospital property. Those counts are misdemeanors.”

    Sounds like maybe he had a freak out at his mental health program and trashed the place.

  22. allgrls says: Jul 14, 2014 8:28 PM

    It makes you wonder if some people NEVER get it…responsibility for their lives and actions!

  23. skins716 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:29 PM

    this guy belongs in mental health facility, not jail.. get this guy some help before he kills someone

  24. bucsorbust says: Jul 14, 2014 8:31 PM

    Well, I guess in the week before camp starts, the guys gotta go out unleash all of their remaining demons. They never learn; we see it time after time. Wait until this next weekend…the last one before all the training camps start. It will be a record of arrests. This is the weekend where head coaches get no sleep. Yes, we’ll see it one more time in six weeks, when camp ends and the make the rosters. Some will throw it all away then.

  25. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 14, 2014 8:33 PM

    Dont worry Titus, just like Jimmy Haslem, Greg Aiello just announced you havent violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy

  26. excessivedrinking says: Jul 14, 2014 8:34 PM

    The Flying J bandit needs a replacement for his own felon. Two years, six million? No wonder neither team has even made it to the Super Bowl.

  27. greengoldandbold says: Jul 14, 2014 8:34 PM

    That’s what hanging with Suh does for you.

  28. chiadam says: Jul 14, 2014 8:34 PM

    Oh boy.

  29. darkneptune73 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:36 PM

    This guy could be living a good life as a NFL player. Too bad he’s just not getting it.

  30. blacknole08 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:37 PM

    I thought this guy was still behind bars. Or mental institution.

    Bottom line, he needs help. He is a danger to society.

  31. 1nymike says: Jul 14, 2014 8:40 PM

    The unfortunate thing is that our society makes it so that one is no longer accountable for their actions. It is always blamed on someone else. I hear things like this where these people blame others during their childhood. The abuses they endured and so on. That is simply a bunch of crap. You get to a point in your life when you can make changes in how you future goes. How you don’t want to become those who hurt you in the past. People like this guy shouldn’t be allowed in any sport. they need to lose it all. Lock’em up and throw away the key.

  32. mazenblue says: Jul 14, 2014 8:40 PM

    Oh lord!

  33. yesrowntreeyesgrosvener says: Jul 14, 2014 8:40 PM

    This is just sad. If he brutally attacked someone, then I don’t have much sympathy for the guy, as that is inexcusable. But to see a young man flush his life down the toilet like this is horrible. Usually I mock these guys, but I’ll refrain this time. There’s something seriously wrong with Titus, and I hope he gets serious help before he or someone else loses their life.

  34. gargamelsmentor says: Jul 14, 2014 8:40 PM

    Many psychological/mental disorders do not manifest until the early 20’s…..yet another example.

  35. thefiesty1 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:43 PM

    Some people NEVER learn. Given a hand out and never earned a dime.

  36. stevew5 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:44 PM

    There are no proper mental health facilities. It’s the elephant in the room. We only have jails, and they’re full.

  37. bengalguy says: Jul 14, 2014 8:45 PM

    Your move Baltimore!

  38. casualmalexlfan says: Jul 14, 2014 8:45 PM

    Sad. Football should seriously be the last thing on this guy’s mind.

  39. psly2124 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:48 PM

    Another solid draft pick at WR for the lions. Just another felon. This man needs to be locked up for a long time. He will have some p.o.s. Attorney that blames his behavior on concussions. His attorney then should be required to do the same amount of time for using a lame excuse that may get his client off.

  40. 1952vikefan says: Jul 14, 2014 8:48 PM

    I didn’t know they let him out I thought he was crazy

  41. castleofcheese says: Jul 14, 2014 8:59 PM

    Didn’t all the Lions fans say he was a better pick than Randall Cobb?? Lol

  42. jameisxfamousxcrablegs says: Jul 14, 2014 9:02 PM

    Yes, lock him up…

    …in a mental institution!

  43. mrfrostyj says: Jul 14, 2014 9:11 PM

    I guess speeding tickets (what Josh Gordons law run ins were for) is just a gateway to being a nut case like this guy.

    In other words if you’re comparing the two, there is something seriously wrong with you.

  44. cometkazie says: Jul 14, 2014 9:12 PM


  45. patfic5 says: Jul 14, 2014 9:13 PM

    Stop protecting people who can’t protect themselves. Lock him up and be done with it.

  46. coltzfan166 says: Jul 14, 2014 9:15 PM

    Please keep him in jail before he kills somebody.

  47. babygaga19 says: Jul 14, 2014 9:15 PM

    Jesus, just get rid of the guy! He is either an asset or liability!

  48. tylerhutchison2005 says: Jul 14, 2014 9:16 PM

    Titus who?

  49. jasjbb says: Jul 14, 2014 9:16 PM

    And here, I’m afraid to leave the toilet seat up in fear of my wife saying something to me about it. Titus, I bet if you lived with her, you’d straighten your act up.

  50. ctiggs says: Jul 14, 2014 9:21 PM

    everyone has it better than Titus #whatanidiot

  51. bassplucker says: Jul 14, 2014 9:24 PM

    This is how innocent people get killed. This guy is clearly psychotic and needs to be on max lockdown, whether that be in prison or a mental ward. 24/7 guard by men with guns. Nothing less.

    Does somebody have to die before he is taken out of circulation? Enough already.

  52. calvinthegreat82 says: Jul 14, 2014 9:24 PM

    Poor guy, I wish him well!

    Now if some of my fellow fans would get some help and stop claiming to be a force in the NFC North, that would be great.

    Just because we swept the Bears doesn’t mean anything. The Bears have kicked our butts for years, lets win the division 1st and move on from there. Minnesota has better chance at winning the division then our Lions!

  53. vicnocal says: Jul 14, 2014 9:24 PM

    There’s one thing I just don’t get: If this guy is always getting arrested…how is he always getting arrested?

    i.e. When you get arrested, don’t you get put in jail?

  54. electricboogalo says: Jul 14, 2014 9:28 PM

    Maybe he can work out catching passes from Ryan Leaf.

  55. bassslaper says: Jul 14, 2014 9:34 PM

    Golden Tate and big mouth rookie Eborn kid are not gonna make a big difference for the Lions. Tate is heavily, heavily overrated. He’s not Jordy, he’s not Alshon. He is slightly better than Cordell Patterson.

    Their fans think they are going to make a difference, but they haven’t been in touch with reality since the 50’s.

    Lions finish 3rd or 4th in the division. 2nd, if and only if Green Bay or Bears flop big time.

    Everyone knows that the Bears and Packers have the best chance at winning the NFCN.

  56. allseeingone says: Jul 14, 2014 9:39 PM

    He’s got a mental disorder all right. It’s called Stupid.

  57. dryzzt23 says: Jul 14, 2014 9:40 PM

    This kid should be DONE. No more chances for him, and I don’t want to hear “he’s sick” or “he’s disadvantaged” or any of that crap.
    He made poor choices after weighing the pros/con of each choice. There are too many deserving young players out there who should take his roster spot.
    Young should rue the consequences of his choices, either jail or he takes his place amongst the dregs of society.

  58. dryzzt23 says: Jul 14, 2014 9:42 PM

    Why doesn’t HE or his PARENTS pay for psychiatric care for him? Why does everyone demand that a former employer cover those costs? Don’t blame the Lions or the NFL.
    Blame the kid himself and his parents for not helping him when he needed it.

  59. thetruthcampaign says: Jul 14, 2014 9:47 PM

    I don’t think this is a football-related story anymore.

  60. mistyzhang says: Jul 14, 2014 9:53 PM

    Ohhffff… when will the illegitimate love child of Jim Schwartz and Martin Mayhew just dissappear?

    Go Lion’s

  61. VondyP says: Jul 14, 2014 9:56 PM

    Sounds like he’d fit in on the Ravens

  62. elliottcovert says: Jul 14, 2014 9:56 PM

    Man, Titus Young is a sad story. It’s a shame to see a young man with so much potential throw it away by getting mixed up in the wrong kind of lifestyle. I hope for his sake that he can switch the track he’s on.

  63. micknangold says: Jul 14, 2014 10:01 PM

    “Another solid draft pick at WR for the lions. Just another felon. This man needs to be locked up for a long time. He will have some p.o.s. Attorney that blames his behavior on concussions. His attorney then should be required to do the same amount of time for using a lame excuse that may get his client off.”

    That’s how the legal system works. You can just make affirmative defense claims with no proof and presto, you get away with violent felonies.

  64. bingobrown12 says: Jul 14, 2014 10:19 PM

    Kid needs a brain transplant.

  65. celticsforever says: Jul 14, 2014 10:20 PM

    This is no longer a story about an NFL player. Just merely another human being in need of some help.

  66. beerbudsnbevo says: Jul 14, 2014 10:38 PM

    As much as I hate to say it, cause I am totally about personal responsibility and feel the Pharmaceutical companies have gone way overboard…

    Some people need to take their meds.

    No way somebody can be that stupid.


  67. mcmccii says: Jul 14, 2014 10:39 PM

    How was he out of jail in the first place?

  68. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 14, 2014 10:39 PM

    Totally did not see this coming…

  69. mogogo1 says: Jul 14, 2014 10:40 PM

    Wasn’t there once a time when guys like this stayed locked up? He’s going to either kill somebody or get himself killed waiting on his many trials to take place.

  70. fumblenuts says: Jul 14, 2014 10:42 PM

    Dude needs to be in a mental facility for the criminally insane……

  71. bobusch1 says: Jul 14, 2014 10:47 PM

    I hate to see people with special talents that get the chance to make a lot of money doing what they do, through it away, guess I am jealous because I don’t have the skills to do what they do, but wow most of them make more in a week than 90% of the people that wait their tables or cater their parties or mow their yard or drive them around, etc. etc. make in a year or 2 years. I hope he gets what he needs to not hurt people anymore, bad choices happen, but come on just look at what you threw away, with the God given talent you had ….a 6 year career would have let you party the rest of your life, and you just couldn’t see it

  72. hardkor07mn says: Jul 14, 2014 10:48 PM

    Maybe him and Aaron Hernandez can share a cell?

  73. ezcheese says: Jul 14, 2014 10:52 PM

    Mental disorder? It’s called immaturity, selfishness and lack of respect for other people. But hey, why should he be responsible for his actions. Let’s just say he’s sick.

  74. edelmanfanclub says: Jul 14, 2014 11:00 PM

    You cant teach someone that doesnt want to learn. At this point, who cares

  75. puntonfirstdown says: Jul 14, 2014 11:04 PM

    Once you leave the NFL, you don’t exist anymore. Where can he get help that he would get if he was still in The League?

  76. Kelly's Chronicles says: Jul 14, 2014 11:13 PM

    No more chances. They have been extremely patient with this one for a long time. Time to pay the piper.

  77. ducksk says: Jul 14, 2014 11:29 PM

    Tutus, c’mon man. Seriously, I know my fare share of truly mentally Ill people. I can not name you 1 that manifests in this behavior. Please stay on your meds, try and get in on concussion suit, and get yo self some weed. Bingo, all good.

  78. thepunkyqb says: Jul 14, 2014 11:34 PM

    This is my ‘surprised’ face…

  79. orivar says: Jul 14, 2014 11:35 PM

    He needs something. Jail will NOT help him, he will become completely worse in there.

  80. granadafan says: Jul 14, 2014 11:48 PM

    Mental disorder or not, Titus Young does NOT belong out in society. Lock him up in an institution or prison. Get him the help he needs before he’s allowed in society. He’s clearly danger to himself and others.

  81. thehawg says: Jul 14, 2014 11:58 PM

    You sound surprised

  82. edwicy says: Jul 15, 2014 12:09 AM

    I’m surprised he went this long.

  83. mikecarter1135 says: Jul 15, 2014 12:16 AM

    Titus has serious health issues, at this point it’s not about football. It’s about getting this guy help he has his whole life in front of him praying for this man. People need to look at these athletes as human being first rather than athletes they are human and deal with everyday situations.

  84. Spymaster Belichick says: Jul 15, 2014 12:23 AM

    He was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2013.

  85. aspensoar says: Jul 15, 2014 12:37 AM

    Many serious mental health issues have an onset (first major symptoms appear) in a persons late teens or early twenties. People can mock Titus Young, but as a mental health professional, I can tell you that its likely he has a serious mental health issue. His behavior was/is so erratic that a bi-poilar manic episode or signs of paranoid schizophrenia seem likely. Either way, I don’t think this is another case of a player being an idiot and simply making bad decisions. This SEEMS to be a warning sign of a serious mental health problem. I hope for his sake, and for the public at large, the people around him and the courts see it for what it is. I’d love to see him back on the field some day. He’s got some talent. Now he needs some professional mental health help.

  86. billsboy88 says: Jul 15, 2014 12:45 AM

    I was under the impression he was already locked up. Get him out of society ASAP please. What’s the hold up?

  87. sirlurksalot says: Jul 15, 2014 1:20 AM

    Chicago fan here. Sincerely hope he gets better. As much as I dislike the Lions I’d rather he turn into the next Jordy Nelson who beats my team twice a year than a talented young man who loses his life way too soon.

  88. robgilman says: Jul 15, 2014 2:08 AM

    Look at Titus Young’s interviews from just a couple years ago. He was a well spoken and promising kid. It is sad and unfortunate this has happened. I dont think many saw this coming

  89. icebowler says: Jul 15, 2014 2:23 AM

    canetic says:

    canetic says:
    Jul 14, 2014 8:14 PM

    Your move, Josh Gordon.
    676 thumbs up vs. 28 down. 96%, really. Comparing a guy who likes weed to his financial detriment to a guy with serious mental illness? I hope this reaction to the first post was just a lot of knee jerk bs.

  90. blogatron2000 says: Jul 15, 2014 3:00 AM

    For those who are unaware (and judging by some of these posts there are many of you), the mental health system as a whole in this country is woefully inadequate and ill equipped to deal with people like Titus Young.

    This country is full of people like Titus Young that you never hear about. The mental health system is not equipped or in many cases allowed (you cannot just force someone to take their meds) to deal with them effectively so they end up breaking the law and becoming the criminal justice system’s problem.

    His football playing days are over. What he needs is a strong support system to help him want to help himself and to get the proper care. Unfortunately, what he seems likely to get at this point is a jail term that will do nothing to help or rehabilitate him.

    Praying for you, Titus.

  91. lostsok says: Jul 15, 2014 3:25 AM

    “Dude needs serious help. No way this started after he pro. You feeling me Boise State!”

    Young was frequently in trouble during his time at Boise State. He frequently missed workouts and argued with coaches. He was forced to sit out the first quarter of the 2007 Hawai’i Bowl for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

    On October 11, 2008, Broncos coach Chris Petersen suspended Young for at least three games, again for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Two weeks later, Petersen extended the suspension indefinitely; in Petersen’s words, Young and the Broncos “just need some time apart.” He didn’t play again for the rest the season.

    Few colleges set the bar of responsibility higher than Boise State, and few are as willing to hurt the team to help the student. Coach Peterson (with Washington now) has always put players education and personal growth at a premium.

    Sadly, some people you just can’t help.

  92. campcouch says: Jul 15, 2014 3:55 AM

    Awesome. Not an article about the Browns but people still bring them up. The orange PR machine is doing its work!

  93. uglydingo says: Jul 15, 2014 6:04 AM

    He has a mental health issue and pretty obviously needs to get some professional help. No team is liable because he hasn’t been on a roster in a long time. State governments don’t have the funding to be able to offer these services to the needy. Most are broke. It appears that Titus is just good for a headline each time he screws up.
    The NFL is just focused on maximizing the owners’ profits and now most are billionaires. There appears to be no mechanism to help the guys who lose their way. Titus is still probably in his mid 20’s but his future without any help appears to be either jail or death. Nobody appears to give a damn.
    The sad thing is that many mental health issues can be successfully treated by taking a daily tablet.

  94. fanofthegame1 says: Jul 15, 2014 8:11 AM

    “this guy belongs in mental health facility, not jail.. get this guy some help before he kills someone”

    Actual, Prison is my bet. The guy didn’t have a violation, he has multiple violent felony’s.

  95. eldoradogeorge says: Jul 15, 2014 8:14 AM

    norcalmafia says:
    Jul 14, 2014 8:22 PM

    Josh Gordon and Titus Young driving across the country in a 82 sheep wagon to give a lady back her suitcase she left at the airport..


    This might be one of the greatest posts ever!

  96. bcajun says: Jul 15, 2014 8:22 AM

    Someone plz help that man, hes not running on all 4 cylinders

  97. lionswinsuperbowl says: Jul 15, 2014 8:34 AM

    So sad. This kid had so much talent. He burned Richard Sherman for a 46 yard TD one time and just ran right past him. I hope he gets some help before he or someone else gets seriously hurt.

  98. whatnojets says: Jul 15, 2014 8:34 AM

    Bill Belichick texting him as we speak.

  99. drewbreezy2 says: Jul 15, 2014 9:20 AM

    To the first poster…you can’t even compare Titus Young to Josh Gordon.

    Titus Young – Burglarizing and beating the crap out of people

    Josh Gordon – Doing what everyone else on the planet has done before

  100. 4ever9er says: Jul 15, 2014 8:25 PM

    @ugadogs21 says: Jul 14, 2014 8:24 PM

    Dude needs serious help No way this started after he pro. You feeling me Boise State!
    Actually this happens to young men between the ages of 14 and 24, so it could have began anytime, no one is at fault. Sometimes it lies dormant and then something triggers it.
    My youngest son suffers from the same condition and no one saw the break coming. He was a good student with a 3.7 gpa and was an above average high school Basketball player and then one day he snapped.
    So count your blessing and pray that it doesn’t happen to your family.

  101. joec14 says: Jul 18, 2014 10:34 AM

    Don’t even know why this is a football story anymore.

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