Former Lions receiver Titus Young arrested for 3rd time in one week


The Titus Young story isn’t funny anymore.

Last week’s news that the former Detroit Lions receiver was arrested twice in one day might have caused people to smirk or at least roll their eyes. On May 5, Young was booked on suspicion of DUI and then on suspicion of attempting to steal back his impounded car 15 hours later.

Kind of amusing since neither alleged offense necessarily indicates a serious problem, but perhaps someone just having a really bad day (or a day of really bad decision making).

But news of Young’s third arrest in six days is no laughing matter.

Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki said the Lions’ 2011 second round draft pick allegedly attempted to break into a San Clemente home Friday night, then led deputies on a foot chase and engaged them in a fist fight before being arrested.


Young has been charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. As of Sunday, he was being held on $75,000 bail.

The L.A. University High graduate had 81 catches for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons with the Lions. But he was cut back in February after a series of incidents, including punching a teammate, lining up in the wrong spots and sending out ill-advised tweets.


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