Report: Former Lions WR Titus Young arrested again

Monday July 14th, 2014

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested and taken into custody on a felony battery charge.

USA Today reports that Young, who also faces misdemeanor battery charges, is being held in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles. Bail is set at $105,000.

The arrest occurred on July 9, one day before Young was supposed to appear at a hearing in Newport Beach, Calif.

In May 2013, Young pleaded not guilty to four felonies and seven misdemeanors after he was arrested in San Clemente, Calif. on burglary and assault charges. Those arrests followed separate arrests for suspicion of driving under the influence and trespassing.

Young's ex-girlfriend filed a restraining order against him and he has failed to appear at multiple court hearings.

Young's father, Richard, said last May that his son suffers from a brain disorder and needs help.

According to USA Today, lawyers have tried to delay the legal proceedings while Young seeks medical treatment for an unknown cause, according to the report.

Young recorded 990 yards and 10 touchdowns over two seasons with the Lions after being drafted in the second round out of Boise State in 2011.

Saint Louis picked up Young in February 2013, only to waive him a few days later, with coach Jeff Fisher saying Young was "not the best option" for the Rams.

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-- Chris Johnson



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