Permanent restraining order against Titus Young granted

Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Titus Young has struggled off the field after his release by the Lions. (Leon Halip/Getty Images) Titus Young has struggled off the field after his release by the Lions in 2012. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

A permanent restraining order against former Lions receiver Titus Young was granted by a California judge Wednesday.

Young has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Marjani Maldonado, the mother of his son, for the next three years. Maldonado requested a domestic violence restraining order last month after Young was arrested on suspicion of DUI and attempted burglary. Maldonado claimed Young waited outside her home, threatened and harassed her, and displayed menacing behavior.

Young was released from jail last week after posting against a $50,000 bond. He had been jailed 27 days after being arrested for burglary on May 11 — the first of three arrests in the same week. He faces up to 10 years in prison on 11 charges in Orange County after allegedly breaking into a house, stealing a candy bar, water and cigars from a convenience store and assaulting police officers. He also faces six months in jail in Riverside County on trespassing charges.

Young, 23, was drafted by the Lions in 2011 before being benched in November for detrimental conduct that involved punching teammate Louis Delmas. He was eventually released from the team at the end of last season. The Rams claimed Young, but released him after nine days. His father has claimed Young suffers from a psychological disorder stemming from a concussion. The NFL said Young denied its offer to help in 2012.

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