Titus Young’s mugshot. (AP Photo/Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)
Back in February, then-Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young boldly proclaimed he was better than fellow wide out Calvin Johnson. Well, in one regard, he’s right, because it seems doubtful that Megatron will ever top the mark Young has set in the past seven days.
Young has found himself collared by the police three times in the last seven days, including two arrests in one day last Sunday. In a 15-hour period, he was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, and then a few hours later for burglary after he jumped the fence at an impound lot so he could try and get his Ford Mustang back.
His latest crimes are robbery, and the assault of a police officer. Via the Detroit News, Young reportedly broke into a San Clemente, California home, fled on foot after the authorities arrived, and then attacked one of the arresting officers:
“There was a brief struggle. He wanted to fight with the deputies. They ended up subduing him.”
Probably not the best way to get erase character concerns, especially since the Lions and St. Louis Rams both released Young this offseason and he’s now out of an NFL position, and looking to latch on with a new team…. which now seems unlikely given the week Young’s had.
Give the Rams credit for getting rid of him as soon as they knew something was up; Detroit gave Young two years to get his act together before finally saying enough was enough with Young’s shenanigans (intentionally lining up in the wrong spot, punching teammates, using Twitter to call out his own team). St. Louis had him for ten days before letting him go.
So goes the saga of Titus Young.