Young and Reckless

Published on 10-May-2013 by Davis McGregor

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Young and Reckless

Dude, where’s my car?

This was something Titus Young was wondering after his ride was impounded after a DUI arrest on Sun 5May. Young did happen to find his car, only to see it locked up in a tow yard.

Apparently the DUI wasn’t enough trouble to get into for one day, so jumping a fence to retrieve his car was no big deal. Unfortunately for Young, it was a big deal to the impound lot workers who immediately called the police. Looks like his time on the troublesome Lions really rubbed off on him as he continues to break rules.

Starting back in Week 14 of the 2012 season, the second-round pick out of Boise State became nothing but trouble. In that game against rival Green Bay, Young was flagged for lining up off-sides. Not too big a deal, other than the fact that he did it on purpose. This behavior was taken off the field, too, such as punching teammate Louis Delmas in the Lions' locker room during OTA's.

Head coach Jim Schwartz made the executive decision to cut Young from the team after all these issues. Not long after that, however, St. Louis called the 23-year old receiver's name.

His time there, however, lasted barely longer than his unemployment. Ten days after being signed, the Rams released him. It’s probably a safe bet to assume that any player whose behavior isn’t tolerated in the Dirty D probably won’t be in any other city, either.

Now the job-less Young is back out on the streets after posting a $5000 bail for his burglary charge. The only current bets on Young are whether or not he will break cornerback Cliff Harris’s record of three arrests in nine days. NFL analyst Chris Wesseling isnt quite sure if he can pull it off, but I see some potential.

The first two arrests came within 15 hours of each other starting Sunday. At least he remembered how to go that long without going to jail after his second stint in the big house.

As is becoming much more common, Young has tremendous talent but probably the worst work ethic since JaMarcus Russell. No doubt he will be a prison league all-star in no time if he keeps it up.