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Former Lions receiver Titus Young arrested twice in one day

Titus Young was arrested, and thus had his mug shot taken, twice in one day.
(Associated Press / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department)

Former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young has really bad luck.

How else can you account for one guy getting arrested two times during a 15-hour period?

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The first incident happened at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, after he made an illegal left turn toward oncoming traffic right in front of a Moreno Valley police car, officials said. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI, booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center, then later cited and released.

Later in the day, at 2:22 p.m. to be precise, police said officers responded to a report that someone had jumped over the fence of a towing company yard.

Guess who?

Young was arrested again, this time on suspicion of burglary (presumably trying to retrieve his car), and booked at the same detention center.

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Hence, the two different mug shots above (doesn’t his expression in the second one just tell the whole story?).

A second-round draft pick for the Lions in 2011, Young had 81 catches for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons. However, he was considered largely a disruption in 2012 for doing things like sucker-punching a teammate and lining up in the wrong spots during a game.

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Two weeks before being released in February, he sent out some tweets that Coach Jim Schwartz publicly said weren’t a good idea.

Perhaps Young doesn’t have bad luck after all. Maybe, just maybe, he just makes really bad decisions.

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