Arrest warrant issued for former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young

Anwar S Richardson
August 27, 2013

Former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young’s downward spiral continued as a judge issued a warrant for his arrest after he skipped a fourth pre-trial hearing on attempted burglary charges today.

According to the Detroit Free Press, an Orange County Superior Court judge placed a bench warrant for Young on hold after at least two previous hearings at which the former player did not show, which included a scheduled appearance on August 6. That caused the judge to issue a warrant and revoke Young's bail.

Today’s legal trouble is just one in a long line of issues the 24-year-old has faced since the Detroit Lions used a second-round pick on the former Boise State receiver in 2011.

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Here is a timeline of Young’s transgressions:

May 21, 2012: Young is banned from the Lions facility after sucker-punching safety Louis Delmas.

Nov. 22, 2012: Young is benched for the Lions game against Houston after he allegedly lined up in tight end Tony Scheffler’s position in order to get the ball.

December 2, 2012: Young is banned from the sidelines of Detroit’s home game against the Indianapolis Colts by coach Jim Schwartz.

Dec. 3, 2012: Schwartz sends Young home, and he is not welcomed back at the facility.

Dec. 4, 2012: Young is placed on injured reserve because of a knee injury that was never listed on the team’s injury report.

Jan. 22, 2013: On Twitter, Young writes, "Like I said I never been selfish but if I'm not going to get the football i don't want to play anymore." He followed that tweet by saying, "Never have I ran the wrong route, just put my self where the ball was going."

Jan. 25: Young gets back on Twitter and writes: “Oh I'm not done, if y'all going to cut me let me go. I'm tired of the threats."

Feb. 4: Young is waived by the Lions.

Feb. 5: St. Louis claims Young of waivers.

Feb. 15: Young is released by the Rams. Rams coach Jeff Fisher later said, “We spent four or five days with him, and as an organization -- at the end of the interview process, you might call it -- we felt it was best to go in another direction."

May 4: Young allegedly walks into a Chevron station and steals a bottle of water, some candy and cigars.

May 5: Young was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and then arrested again for trying to steal his own car from the tow yard.

May 8: Young’s girlfriend files a restraining order against him because of his erratic behavior and allegedly told her, “I understand why O.J. killed his wife.”

May 11: Young was jailed after allegedly breaking into a California home and then fighting with police officers during the arrest.

May 14: Young pleads not guilty to eight charges in Orange County – five misdemeanors and three felonies – while facing 7½ years in prison.

June 8: Young posts 10 percent of his $50,000 bond and is released from jail.

August 27: Young misses his fourth court appearance, and a judge issues a warrant for his arrest.
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