Posted May 16, 2013

Ex-girlfriend: Titus Young referenced O.J. Simpson in threat

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Titus Young was released by the Lions after the 2012 season for detrimental conduct. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Titus Young was released by the Lions after the 2012 season for detrimental conduct. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The ex-girlfriend and mother of Titus Young’s son claimed the troubled ex-Lions receiver waited outside her home, threatened and harassed her while seeking a restraining order, according to the Press-Enterprise.

A Riverside County judge granted a temporary restraining order Wednesday, May 8 during an eight-day period in which Young was arrested four times. The order requires the NFL free agent to stay at least 100 yards away at all times from his ex-girlfriend, who is also the mother of his 8-month-old son, Titus Jr.

From the Press-Enterprise:

“He would say things like, ‘I understand why O.J. killed his wife.’ He says, ‘We’re always gonna be a family and I’m always going to be his,’” the restraining order request states. “He got mad and yelled at my neighbors and tried to fight multiple people that he doesn’t even know.

“Titus Young Sr. has been clinically diagnosed with a mental disorder and I am afraid of what he is capable of doing,” she wrote in the restraining order request. “He also has been in a mental help facility more than once and still believes that he does not have a problem.”

Young, 23, was drafted by the Lions in 2011 before being benched in November for detrimental conduct — including punching teammate Louis Delmas — and eventually released from the team at the end of last season. The Rams claimed Young, but released him after nine days.

His father claims Young suffers from a psychological disorder stemming from a concussion.


27 comments
bornindetroit
bornindetroit

A ticked off dame trying to bury an already badly broken ex. This is news? Duh,..no kidding. Cherry pick his words in his worst moments and spin them into a life-threatening threat. Its called sop. Men, please make sure you teach your sons to be extremely careful around women. As my wife says, many women want absolute equal rights in alllll things, except when they don't.... Not defending Mr Young, but she's no innocent dove; no victim.

BrotherapBrotherap
BrotherapBrotherap

Son you've been smoking too much dope.  OJ Simpson did not kill his wife, because OJ Simpson was in the backseat of a chauffeur driven limo driving to LAX at 11PM to catch an 11:45 flight to Chicago at the same time his wife Nicole was alive and well talking on the phone to her mother.  Authorities concealed the phone records and turned back the hands of time by lawyers agreeing on both sides to enter a phony stipulation.  Read about it and examine the evidence in the OMIG investigator's book PURSUIT OF EXHIBIT 35 in the OJ Simpson Murder Trial and its Hidden Secrets.  It is available through Amazon or Kindle books on line.

LeilaniHernandez
LeilaniHernandez

"The Lions have won four NFL Championships, the last in 1957, giving the club the second-longest NFL championship drought behind theArizona Cardinals. The Lions have not had much success during the Super Bowl era: the Lions are one of four current NFL teams that have yet to qualify for the Super Bowl, and the team is 1–10 in post-season play during that period. The 2008 team became the only team in NFL history to lose all 16 regular season games since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978."

d18
d18

Bet OJ's blessed to have this in the news as he seeks a new hearing

Bahia
Bahia

He must have a mental disorder ... a brother that thinks OJ killed his wife.

Cool
Cool

Yesterday we read that his father was claiming Titus sustained a brain injury his rookie year...  now his ex girlfriend/baby's momma is saying the had a mental disorder.. I am smelling a lawsuit... Daddy gets money, baby gets money, baby's momma gets money, Titus gets a straight jacket and a nice padded room.

6marK6
6marK6

Further proof on why we should hold off on thinking all professional athletes are role models or heroes.

Angie Wilson
Angie Wilson

I'm so happy the stupid girl had his baby..

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

A danger indeed, Jason. This guy needs much help, or long incarceration. Will the system wait until he, like OJ, kills someone?

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

Titus is a danger to himself and everyone around him. He may be mentally challenged or he may just be a thug. Problem is if he's sentenced to a psychiatric facility they'll release him way too early, because that's what that system is about. 

Johnnie1
Johnnie1

 @Bahia I was about to post the same thing when I saw yours----first thing that came to mind.LOL

Mike26
Mike26

 @6marK6 Only morons and imbeciles hold athletes to be anything more than humans.

Michael7843853
Michael7843853

 @JasonMacBride A little backup for such a generalization would be nice. 23 years old and you want to throw his whole life away. If your all incarceration all the time philosophy was implemented, you would realize the expense and suggest a final solution.

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

 @Michael7843853 You missed my point, which is that when the system turns people over for psychiatric treatment it just about never works out well, for the person or society. It's just a game of kick the can down the road: too many patients, not enough staff and money.  One thing everyone should agree on is that he needs a dramatic intervention quickly and that he has no business being out in society right now.

pcwhite2
pcwhite2

 @Matthew36  @JasonMacBride  @Michael7843853 

 

Matthew36, maybe you don't read much, but "thug" is repeatedly used as a code word when referring to certain behavior of African American males.  As I stated before, this kid's problem is that he has some sort of mental disorder.  It may have been brought about from concussions, as his father believes.  Maybe it is organic.  Moreover, his actions are certainly not those associated with "thuggery," as I noted above.

 

Honestly, stop posting silly-a** comments (and stupidly referring to the dictionary definition)  when you, JasonMacBride, and goof-ball "Johnnie 1" know exactly to what I am referring.

 

Matthew36
Matthew36

 @pcwhite2  @JasonMacBride  @Michael7843853 LOL, thats hilarious.  This dude gets racism out of your first comment.  How is calling someone a thug racist.  He didn't say he was a thug because he was black.  He said, and I quote, "He may be mentally challenged or he may just be a thug".  Why may he be just a thug, because he is violent not only to his girlfriend, but to teammates and other and also commits other petty crimes.

Lets see hear, defintion of a thug:  a tough and violent man, esp a criminal.  A common criminal, who treats others violently and roughly.

Looks like from the definitions of Thug that it is pretty applicable here.

pcwhite2
pcwhite2

 @JasonMacBride  @Michael7843853 

 

Hilarious - I knew that is EXACTLY what you were going to say - because you are a closet racist.  

 

The problem is your "thug" reference, as it is inapplicable here.  Trying to get your car back and trying to climb in a stranger's windows is thug behavior?  No - it may be crazy behavior, but not thug behavior.

 

When I read you comments, trying to shoe horn "thuggery" into his obviously mentally ill behavior, I knew what we were dealing with . . . 

pcwhite2
pcwhite2

 @JasonMacBride  @pcwhite2  @Michael7843853 

 

So, there are pre-determined, set ways that a person acts in a psychological break, and if they fall out of that, they are a "thug"?  Please talk to a psychiatrist - about your latent racism.

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

 @pcwhite2  @Michael7843853 Not everyone responds to a "psychological disorder" in quite the way he has. Breaking into the impound lot to fetch his wheels and threatening the baby momma is pretty thuggish.

pcwhite2
pcwhite2

 @JasonMacBride  @Michael7843853 

 

But, Jason, why would you say he may "just be a thug"?   Based on the evidence presented in this article and the link Detroit Free-Press article, the young man is clearly suffering from some psychological disorder.  There is nothing to suggest he is a "thug."