Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz announced Monday that wide receiver Titus Young will not play in Thursday’s game against the Houston Texans because of a behavioral issue.
Young was sent home from the Lions’ team facility Monday after causing a scene on the sideline in Sunday’s 24-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Young was benched for the team’s final three plays against the Packers and that caused a sideline argument between the team’s wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.
Schwartz said Young’s behavior had been affecting the team, and that his status will be re-evaluated next week.
Schwartz says Young was putting himself above the team.
“It’s your job to make the team happy, it’s not the team’s job to make you happy,” Schwartz said.
Young, in his 2nd season, has 33 catches for 383 yards and four touchdowns this season.
Coach Schwartz just announced that Titus Young will be inactive this week vs. Houston.—
Detroit Lions (@DetroitLionsNFL) November 19, 2012