Titus Young in hospital, criminal case delayed


It has been almost a year since former Lions wide receiver Titus Young went on an alleged crime spree that ended with him facing 11 charges, but his trial on those counts has been delayed again.

Young’s attorney Brian Hurwitz made an appearance at a California courtroom for a pre-trial hearing that had to be delayed when Hurwitz told the court that his client was in the hospital. There were no specifics about why Young was being treated, but he has been treated for a mental disorder in the past.

“He’s receiving treatment and is in a safe place,” Hurwitz said, via USA Today.

Young is now due back in court on June 5, although his attorney said he hopes he’s able to reach a plea bargain with prosecutors in order to avoid a trial. Young pleaded guilty to one count of disturbing the peace last month as a result of two arrests on the same day in 2013. Those arrests came just before the arrest that led to the 11 charges, including four felonies, that Young will face after completing his treatment.