The Titus Young Chronicles: Third Time's a Charm
It's another tragic fairy tale gone wrong.
Titus Young has managed to not only squander an rare opportunity to play professional football, but even worse, he seems to be heading down a well-worn path of self-destruction.
What at one time seemed like immense talent has been acting as he is battling some kind of psychotic episode, if his father is to be believed.
It's hard to determine exactly what Youngs' problem is or when his decline began. He was selected in the second round out of Boise State by the Lions in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was involved in a number of on- and off-the-field antics, which resulted in his being cut by the team. The strange behavior included sucker-punching teammate Louis Delmas, refusing to run the correct routes on the field, and blitzing everyone in sight in a series of bizarre and paranoid social media rants.
He was even gave a second chance by the St. Louis Rams, but that didn't last too long, either.
Who knows why Young has been so adversely active lately? Maybe he was jealous of Cliff Harris getting arrested so much that he had to do something to steal the spotlight. Young's latest nicking was for burglary, assaulting a police officer, and resisting arrest.
Young is giving an all new meaning to the term triple threat.
Obviously, it's sad to see such a descent into the irrational. It gives cause to wonder yet again if head trauma caused by football has any role in it. With his behavior issues stretching back to at least his college days, this possibility is still not yet from being viewed as a primary factor by anyone other than his father.
One thing is certain. Titus Young needs help more than he needs a jail cell. That approach hasn't worked at all.