Young was/is talented, but so very, very foolish as evidenced here and his prior incidents as well as claiming he was a better WR than Calvin Johnson and that he should be getting the ball more if not as much as Calvin. What a shame.
The incidents did nothing to help Young's chances of making it back to the NFL. More importantly, the behavior served as another sign that Young's mental state is in question.
E.C. Robinson, Young's former high school coach, said he hasn't been in contact with the wide receiver since late March.
"Based on the last time I did see him, I knew unless he got some help there was going to be some issues, and I told him that, too," Robinson said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "And I thought maybe since I hadn't heard anything from him he was in some institute getting some help. That's what I just figured. But I know the last time I saw him, I was just shocked the stage he was in at that time."
Robinson was asked what state Young was in.
"He was talking some things that just didn't make sense," Robinson said. "I don't know, I just wish he'd get some help. I know football is probably out of the question, right now it's trying to get his life together."
It's become increasingly apparent Young isn't in a stable place emotionally.
The problems continue to pile up for former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young. Not only has the 23-year-old been arrested four different times since May 4, but now his ex-girlfriend has been granted a temporary restraining against him, according to the (Riverside, Calif.) Press Enterprise.
The ex-girlfriend, who is the mother of Young's 8-month-old son, claims that Young has been threatening and harassing her at her home in Moreno Valley, Calif.
"He would say things like, 'I understand why O.J. killed his wife,'" the restraining order request alleges. "He got mad and yelled at my neighbors and tried to fight multiple people that he doesn't even know."
After Young's most recent arrest on May 10, his father Richard told the Detroit News that he believed a brain disorder was causing Titus' problems, "He's not dealing with it the way he should be," Richard Young said. "If the judge gives him a court order, then maybe he'll get the help he needs."
The ex-girlfriend's restraining order request, originally filed on May 8, echoes Richard Young's thoughts.
"Titus Young Sr. has been clinically diagnosed with a mental disorder and I am afraid of what he is capable of doing," the request reads. "He also has been in a mental help facility more than once and still believes that he does not have a problem."
The restraining order requires that Young stay at least 100 yards away from his ex-girlfriend at all times. That shouldn't be an immediate problem. As of Thursday evening, Young is still in jail in Santa Ana, Calif. facing a $25,000 bond, according to jail records.