The trials and tribulations of former Detroit Lions football player Titus Young continued on Wednesday when the wide receiver was arrested on felony battery charges.
USA Today reported that Young was taken into custody in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles and bail was set at $105,000. Although the Los Angeles Sheriff’s department would not comment on the arrest, Greg Risling, a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office, said Young in addition to the felony charge was also indicted on four misdemeanor counts of battery of school, park, or hospital property.
Sadly, the incident occurred just one day before he was to report for a hearing in Newport Beach for a previous arrest. In May 2013, Young was arrested in San Clemente, California on burglary and assault charges and pleaded not guilty to four felonies and seven misdemeanors. Two separate arrests on the same day for DUI and later trespassing immediately prefaced the San Clemente alleged one-man crime wave.
Young had a brilliant career at Boise State and by the time he left was the all-time leader in receiving yards with over 3,000 at a school with a storied history of aerial offenses. After being drafted by the Lions in 2011, in the second round, Young recorded 990 yards and 10 touchdowns over two seasons.
Notably, Young’s father Richard once characterized his son as having a brain disorder and in need of help. Family members and Young’s former high school football coach E.C. Robinson at University High School in Los Angeles have all tried to help the troubled athlete.
A 2013 SI MMQB article describes how Robinson called Young’s agent Kevin Poston and begged him to help his former player. Poston said, “I had him in a facility in Detroit and he just walked out.” In 2013, family members admitted Young to UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Hospital.