Titus Young's Sad Spiral Continues

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Yes, unfortunately, it can get worse for Titus Young.

It's been eight days since the former Detroit Lions wide receiver's latest arrest and Young is still in jail on a $105,000 bond — suggesting he can't afford to post own his bail and that his family can't or won't do it for him. Young's father told USA Today his son is "sort of uncontrollable." And Young still faces multiple charges stemming from various arrests last summer in Southern California.

Most recently, Young was charged with one count of felony battery with serious bodily injury and four counts of misdemeanor battery on school, park or hospital property, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors say the incidents involve five separate people and were spread out between May 28 and July 8.


Authorities haven't said anything else about what happened. TMZ reports that all the attacks happened in a Los Angeles medical treatment center and those attacked include Young's lawyer.

Young's father, Richard Young, talked to USA Today about his struggles with getting his son help.

"We just haven't been able to get him help," Young's father said in a phone interview Tuesday. "They take him to the hospital for a couple of days, then they have to let him out. They can't hold him."


The family doesn't know what to do.

"It's been going on a long time. We don't know what we're going to do right now."

It was just three years ago that Young was a second-round draft pick with buzz out of Boise State. But he also slipped to the second round because of college troubles that included an indefinite suspension.

The Lions cut him in February of last year. The Rams picked him up — and cut him too. In May, Young was arrested four times, including twice in one day. Young is charged with four felonies and seven other criminal charges in Orange County, per USA Today.


What's next for Young? His father continues to blame his son's struggles on a concussion, although Robert Klemko's reporting last year for The MMQB suggested a struggle with mental illness. And in June, Young's then-lawyer said his client was receiving treatment for an undisclosed condition.


Photo via The Associated Press