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

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.
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