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    After reading some more stuff on this and an interview with his father.... sounds like this is much deeper and complicated than him being a stupid idiot, throwing his talent away. Like Ravenswintitle said, there may be drugs involved. He missed checking into an institution for help. Sounds like mental illness as well. He has been prescribed an anti-psychotic drug, and his father said he hasn't taken it consistently. I hope he get's his life together before he ends up dead. You also have to wonder about repeated head injury. I'm not making excuses or placing blame on anyone other than him, but it is a reality.

    What's odd to me is that a buddy of mine went to Lions camp a couple summers ago and posted some great photos of Young. He looked so happy and was so good to the kids. He went so far beyond the autograph, he was running around with the kids, playing catch with them, etc. Seemed to be loving it as much as the kids.

    On a side note, did anyone watch the Todd Morinavich special on ESPN last night? That was interesting, sad, and eye opening. We love to hate on and demonize these guys that struggle and fail (i.e. Ryan Leaf...) but usually their issues are much deeper than being arrogant assholes, throwing their life away.

    If you want even more insight into drug addiction, watch the ESPN special about Chris Herren. That is just mind blowing...
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    He could be a manic. Add some genetic disposition to a mental disease and take drugs and that's trouble. If he was sabotaging plays regularly then idk what to think. In the end he has to explain something or he is facing some serious life shit right now hah.




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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...index.html#all
    Peter King's MMQB has a section in the middle on TY and blasts the Lions for drafting him so high

    when you pick a player 44th overall, you've done significant work on him, and you should know of the problems that could surface later on. Character problems, maturity issues. Those are flaws we in the media can't know nearly as well as the teams. The Lions, I'm betting, knew what a risk Young might be.

    Thank goodness (and Ozzie) we didn't get stuck with this guy. I feel bad for him, I feel contempt for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conviction View Post
    He could be a manic.
    There is quite a good bit of speculation that the guy has a serious mental disorder and needs meds. Bipolar or schizophrenia is nothing to play with. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/92...-help-dad-says




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    Crappy situation for the young fella. Maybe he can make his way back in a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPlayReceiver View Post
    Crappy situation for the young fella. Maybe he can make his way back in a few years.
    I really doubt he'll ever play in the NFL. From MMQB:

    In the last year, Young:
    • Got into a fight with teammate and safety Louis Delmas.
    • In at least one game, lined up wrong on purpose multiple times because he wasn't happy with his role in the Detroit offense.
    • Shouted at receivers coach Shawn Jefferson on the sidelines.
    • Was sent home during the regular season for insubordination.
    • Was cut by the Lions.
    • Was signed by the Rams, then cut by the Rams eight days later.
    • Was stopped in California for making an illegal left turn, charged on suspicion of DUI, and arrested hours later for attempting to steal his own car from a police impounding lot.
    • Was arrested for suspected burglary, and charged with resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer.
    So you're saying there's still a chance he turns his career around.


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    In the last year, Young:
    Got into a fight with teammate and safety Louis Delmas.
    In at least one game, lined up wrong on purpose multiple times because he wasn't happy with his role in the Detroit offense.
    Shouted at receivers coach Shawn Jefferson on the sidelines.
    Was sent home during the regular season for insubordination.
    Was cut by the Lions.
    Was signed by the Rams, then cut by the Rams eight days later.
    Was stopped in California for making an illegal left turn, charged on suspicion of DUI, and arrested hours later for attempting to steal his own car from a police impounding lot.
    Was arrested for suspected burglary, and charged with resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer.
    A lot of those actions can be associated with either undiagnosed or untreated bipolar disease. That's not necessarily the issue, but it would explain an awful lot of this mysterious behavior.




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    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    A lot of those actions can be associated with either undiagnosed or untreated bipolar disease. That's not necessarily the issue, but it would explain an awful lot of this mysterious behavior.
    The NFL moves fast though. Every year, there are hundreds of new college athletes coming out. Even if Young is talented, teams won't want to risk having a cancer on a team. I just think he'll be blacklisted.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    The NFL moves fast though. Every year, there are hundreds of new college athletes coming out. Even if Young is talented, teams won't want to risk having a cancer on a team. I just think he'll be blacklisted.
    Oh, I think he's done as an NFL player. I just hope he can be repaired as a human being. I could be wrong, but this seems to be a lot more than just a dude with a bad attitude.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    There's more. This dude has a serious drug problem IMO. I don't know what else could explain this behavior; stupidity alone just isn't enough

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...before-arrest/
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    Rotoworld clipping Detroit Free Press...

    In addition to the eight pending charges he is facing, Titus Young has been accused of domestic violence by the mother of his 9-month-old son.
    The woman has taken out a temporary restraining order, and is seeking a permanent one. "He would say things like, ‘I understand why O.J. killed his wife,'" the woman alleged in a court filing. She also revealed that Young has been "clinically diagnosed with a mental disorder." Things are going to get worse before they get better for the troubled Young.
    I retract my childish comment about the fella.
    Mental disorders are nothing to joke about.
    I actually thought that this could have been the case b/c no one is truly "that stupid" (i.e., multiple arrests in such a short time).
    Should have gone with my gut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bt12483 View Post
    Deadspin has a great story up about Young falling asleep in an AT&T store:

    http://deadspin.com/titus-young-will...tore-496122722

    Pretty sure this dude needs professional help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iggyman555 View Post
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/92...cording-report



    wow this guy is a freaking mess, if the lions let you go then it means you really do have issues. hope he gets some help
    He must have had malice in his heart
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    Re: OT: Titus Young

    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    A lot of those actions can be associated with either undiagnosed or untreated bipolar disease. That's not necessarily the issue, but it would explain an awful lot of this mysterious behavior.
    Quote Originally Posted by Paintballguy View Post
    The NFL moves fast though. Every year, there are hundreds of new college athletes coming out. Even if Young is talented, teams won't want to risk having a cancer on a team. I just think he'll be blacklisted.
    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    Oh, I think he's done as an NFL player. I just hope he can be repaired as a human being. I could be wrong, but this seems to be a lot more than just a dude with a bad attitude.
    No question that Titus Young the person needs to be made whole before there's any chance of him playing football again. But never say never. In fact it would be great if it happened (in the fullness of time) because it might help a lot of otherwise unreachable folks understand that mental illness is something that can be treated and recovered from, not a "character flaw" or a subject for derisive humor.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigPlayReceiver View Post
    I retract my childish comment about the fella.
    Mental disorders are nothing to joke about.
    I actually thought that this could have been the case b/c no one is truly "that stupid" (i.e., multiple arrests in such a short time).
    Should have gone with my gut.
    Props for the retraction. I hope there are a lot more of them as people start to understand what TY is having to cope with.




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    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    No question that Titus Young the person needs to be made whole before there's any chance of him playing football again. But never say never. In fact it would be great if it happened (in the fullness of time) because it might help a lot of otherwise unreachable folks understand that mental illness is something that can be treated and recovered from, not a "character flaw" or a subject for derisive humor.

    Props for the retraction. I hope there are a lot more of them as people start to understand what TY is having to cope with.
    The thing is he needs to admit he has a problem and seek help for it.

    http://www.freep.com/article/2013051...training-order

    “He used to play for the Detroit Lions and he had many violent problems there. They also could explain (his) unstable mental problem, that he refuses help for.”




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