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Titus Young arrested again: Former Lions WR Young faces 5 battery charges

These days seem like a lifetime ago for Young.
These days seem like a lifetime ago for Young.
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Titus Young arrested again? Unfortunately this story has seemingly become a yearly event for for the former Detroit Lions wide-out. According to a USA Today report on July 15, Young was arrested on July 9 at approximately 10 a.m. in California. The former Boise State star was charged with one count of battery with serious bodily injury, and four counts of battery on school, park or hospital property.

While many athletes do run into problems with the law, the case of Titus Young is really getting out of control. It is obvious Young needs more than just a little help. Even his father doesn't know what to do anymore.

"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. "He's just had a problem since his concussion," said Richard Young, who wouldn't detail when that concussion was. "The CAT scan shows that. He's had problems ever since the concussion.

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

Young has been arrested more than a handful of times since he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft. One of Young's worst days had to be May 5, 2013 when he was arrested twice in 12 hours. Young was arrested the first time that day driving under the influence and then again later the same day for trying to steal his car from the towing yard.

Young has also been charged with four felonies and seven misdemeanors from a burglary in 2013. How long does this list have to get before Young seriously injures someone or himself?

ESPN reports Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has tried to reach out to Young in the past and now he is saying publicly that he knows Young and millions of others like him need help.

"I'm concerned for all the guys [with mental health issues]," Marshall said. "I'm not concerned just for the NFL, but all of the other Americans out there suffering. Our country is too great to be in this situation for this still to be a taboo topic. "So I think what we're witnessing and what we're looking at right now is the longer it goes not treated, the worse it gets. And I know he's been in and out of different facilities. But I don't think he's had the proper treatment. The interesting thing about it is it's really treatable."

Marshall is right on the money. Hopefully Young can find the help he needs.