Ex-Lions WR Titus Young has new court date, faces another hearing
Young’s preliminary hearing was scheduled for Friday in Compton, California. It is now scheduled for Sept. 4.
Young, 25, is accused of knocking out his former attorney last month. He faces one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury, and four misdemeanor counts of battery on school, park or hospital property.
Young is also scheduled to have a pretrial hearing on Sept. 10 in West Covina, California, on a reckless driving charge. Young remains behind bars in Los Angeles on a $105,000 bond for the battery complaint, and a $25,000 bond for the reckless driving charge.
In 2013, Young was arrested in Orange County, California, for burglary, leading to four felony charges and seven misdemeanor charges. He pleaded not guilty in the case.
Young was a second-round pick by the Lions in the 2011 NFL Draft, catching 81 catches for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns before he was released in February 2013.
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