Titus Young denied parole, remains in California prison

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Former Lions wide receiver Titus Young will remain in a California prison after he was denied parole.

The Los Angeles Times reports that California’s Board of Parole Hearings decided that Young should not be paroled because of his “history of violent criminality.”

Young was convicted of two assaults and got four years in prison for one and two years in prison for the other. He has been behind bars since August of 2016. He says he is getting better through mental health treatment and hopes to resume his NFL career.

The Lions’ second-round draft pick in 2011, Young had a very promising rookie year, with 607 receiving yards. But the next year he had several issues, including punching a teammate in practice and deliberately lining up in the wrong place after an argument with an assistant coach, and the Lions released him. Since the Lions cut him he had a string of legal problems.

20 responses to “Titus Young denied parole, remains in California prison

  1. Just a guy that seems like an all around horrible person. I can’t imagine he will have the sudden turn of fate and become a good guy, although we can hope. I can only imagine when he does get out that he will get into more issues and bounce in and out of the criminal justice system.

  2. am I missing something??? a total of 6 years for crimes committed…starting in August 2016.

    And here is feb 2018 and he is asking for Parole? Don’t you have to serve a min of 2/3 of your assigned time BEFORE your eligible for parole?

    And lets be real… 2011 is an age ago in football years… does anyone think he ahs anything left????

  3. I don’t think he’s a horrible person. If you look at his various cases, he seems to be a guy who struggled mightily with mental illness. To judge and cast stones at someone you’ve never met is very unChristian-like and I’m sure you Trump Supporters on this post know a thing or two about the bible.

  4. Society needs to be protected from the guy, but he suffers from pretty severe mental illness. The criminal justice system has always had a hard time and it unsuited for dealing with mental illness, but hey, I have no answers, I’m just a dumb PFT commenter.

  5. hopes to resume his NFL career

    Let’s see…..he had several issues, including punching a teammate in practice and deliberately lining up in the wrong place after an argument with an assistant coach.

    I’d say that ship already sailed after those two events above…not to mention that by the time he’s out of prison he’ll be in his 30s. He can hope all he wants.

  6. rideforjesus says:

    am I missing something??? a total of 6 years for crimes committed…starting in August 2016.

    And here is feb 2018 and he is asking for Parole? Don’t you have to serve a min of 2/3 of your assigned time BEFORE your eligible for parole?

    Not in California. I remember watching one of the Naked Gun movies and at the end it stated the guy had been sentenced to something like a few hundred years but it said he was up for parole in six months. That was a dig at the parole system in California.

    I found this…At the expiration of a term of imprisonment of one year and one day, the offender can be released on parole for a period not exceeding three years. For an offender sentenced for a violent felony the parole period will not exceed five years. . So theoretically since he’s already served over a year and a day, he could be paroled at any time. Yeah, that’s quite different than in any other state.

  7. He should be in a closed psychiatric institution, not prison. He should get real treatment in those five years, so that when he gets out on the street he is capable of staying out of jail.

  8. Because everybody knows that the PERFECT PLACE to reform people, especially those that are wired different mentally, is an United States prisons! /sarcasm

    He’ll just most likely get completely worse.

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