Titus Young's Father Says He Has a Mental Disorder

Published on 14-May-2013 by Stacey Mickles
Football - NFL / NFL Daily Update

Titus Young

We may be finally getting some answers about Titus Young's troubles recently.

His father, Richard, claims his son has a mental disorder.

Richard Young said in interviews with both of Detroit's biggest newspapers that his son needs both help and the compassion of others.

"His mind is not capable enough to go out and deal with society because of this situation."

"I hope they just forgive Titus because this ain't none of Titus; it wasn't none of his fault," the elder young told The Detroit Free Press. "I look at my son right now, I don't see my son. That's not my son. I know my son."

Young's father claims that his son started acting strange after he suffered a concussion in 2011. However, the Detroit Lions' injury report does not back up the elder Young's statements.

Young's father also said his son is on the prescribed the antidepressant Seroquel, which is used to treat bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.

My question is, if any of what Young's father is saying is true, then why the hell isn't anyone getting him help?

Wouldn't it make sense if you know your son is having all these problems that you force him into a mental hospital rather watch him rob and assault people for a week?

Call me crazy -- OK, poor choice of words -- but, that would make more sense than discussing his problems with the media.

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