Titus Young arrested twice

Updated: May 9, 2013, 11:08 AM ET
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Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was arrested twice in a 15-hour span Sunday, according to Riverside County, Calif., authorities.

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Young was pulled over at 12:01 a.m. Sunday in Southern California after making an illegal left turn, according to the police report. Young was then arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, booked by the Moreno Valley Police at the Robert Presley Detention Center, issued a citation and later released.

At 2:22 p.m. that same afternoon, officers responded to a local tow yard after a man was seen climbing over a fence. The man turned out to be Young, who said he was looking for his impounded black Mustang.

Young was then arrested for burglary and booked again at the same detention center. He was released from custody on $5,000 bail.

"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," Young's high school coach, E.C. Robinson, told 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 said he could see Young was headed for trouble based on their last conversation.

"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."

The Lions waived the troubled Young on Feb. 4. Young, a second-round draft pick in 2011, was disciplined multiple times last season. He was told to stay away from the Lions' facility because he intentionally lined up wrong in a Week 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

During his time with Detroit, Young also was sent home by the team on three different occasions -- once for punching teammate Louis Delmas during an offseason workout program, then twice for repeated insubordinate behavior.

Young was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams but ultimately released 10 days later.

Information from ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert was used in this report.

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