Posted August 27, 2013

Another arrest warrant issued for Titus Young

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Titus Young was arrested three times in two weeks in early May. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Titus Young was arrested three times in two weeks in early May. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

A California judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday after former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young missed a court hearing, according to the Associated Press.

Young has failed to appear at several court hearings regarding an 11-count criminal case since being cut by the Lions and the Rams in February. The Lions released Young, in part, for conduct detrimental to the team including punching a teammate and intentionally lining up incorrectly during a game.

When Young did not appear Tuesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge Andrew Manssourian issued the $100,000 bench warrant and revoked Young’s bail.

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Young’s attorney, Altus Hudson, said the court knows of Young’s whereabouts and he doesn’t expect his client to be arrested. He said the judge issued the warrant in order to keep tabs on Young, who Hudson said was in treatment for an undisclosed condition.

Young, a second-round pick by the Lions in 2011, has pleaded not guilty to four felonies and seven misdemeanors after being arrested outside a home in San Clemente in May. Those incidents followed his arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence, and another arrest 15 hours later after authorities said he was caught trying to retrieve his car from a tow yard in a Los Angeles suburb. He was charged with misdemeanor trespassing in that matter and the case is pending.

Young’s ex-girlfriend also has filed a restraining order against him, preventing him from seeing her and their child.

NFL senior vice president for player engagement Troy Vincent, previously said Young rejected several offers of help from the NFL and NFLPA.


12 comments
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

This guy does not need jail what he needs is to be help... a hospital, This country is wayyyy behind the times when it comes to mental heath, we cannot expect Young to change until he has been evaluated and if necessary given medication,  then and only then will he be cognisant enough to be judge by his actions. 

Randy14009
Randy14009

This is one time it would suck to be young.

rodp236
rodp236

Belichicken is looking at him...............the price is right.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

When does a guy start learning from his mistakes? He needs help, badly. Or jail. Or both.

beercrackin'g8r
beercrackin'g8r

This guy ain't a Gator?......I know, I know, Boise St....jus know we can poke fun at ourselves......

BlackSession1
BlackSession1

Check this dude into a mental facility - his connection with reality seems to be severed at this point. 

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

Guy just doesn't get it. Not sure jail isn't the right place for him.

JohnDThorpe
JohnDThorpe

@BlackSession1 Did you even read the article? He's in a facility. The court knows about it. The warrant was a formality.