Wednesday, May 8, 2013
BBAO: Two arrests for Titus Young
By Kevin Seifert
We're Black and Blue All Over:
If you wanted to make a documentary on how to destroy a career in less than 12 months, former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young has provided all of the elements. As first reported Tuesday evening by Paula Pasche of the Oakland Press, Young was arrested twice in a span of 15 hours last weekend in southern California.
The first was for suspicion of driving under the influence and the second was for burglary because Young had jumped the fence of an impound lot and was attempting to retrieve his car.
I'm not sure the Lions' decision to draft Young in 2011 looks any different this morning than it did last week. They've already released him, eating the $1.8 million signing bonus they paid him as well as the value of the second-round draft choice they used to acquire him. It was already a disastrous decision. This most recent turn of events reinforces the dangerous and sad life spiral Young is still in.
Continuing around the NFC North:
- Here's what Young's former high school coach, E.C. Robinson, said about the incidents via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press: "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. 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."
- The Lions claimed two players on waivers, as Chris McCosky notes for the Detroit News: Linebacker Cory Greenwood and guard Derek Hardman.
- The Lions will host free-agent offensive lineman Winston Justice on a visit, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.
- Mending the Green Bay Packers' defense starts with defensive end Datone Jones and linebacker Nick Perry, writes Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will appear on "The Office" on Thursday night, according to the Associated Press. He will play a judge for a singing competition.
- Former Minnesota Vikings running back Ted Brown has been selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame, notes the AP.
- Here is a podcast of former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe speaking on ESPN Radio about his release.
- Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com runs through the recent changes in the Chicago Bears' front office.
- Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune addresses the Bears' front-office turnover. Pompei: "We have to look at each situation individually to understand what happened."