this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
OT: Titus Young arrested for third time
Not good. He needs help.
are bad mmmkay.
but yet the Lions still drafted this dope with a 2nd round pick
Who's your favorite team?
Pacman and by most accounts Jeff Fisher is a good coach and evaluator of talent. You take risks and this is what happens. It should be interesting to see where the Cardinals are at in a few years time with Honey Badger.
The Lions will sign him again.
This could turn ugly, he needs help before he ends up getting himself killed or doing something that puts him in prison for a long time.
"Could"??? Isn't it already ugly? Arrested for third time in a week, this time for burglary, assaulting a police officer, and resisting arrest - I'm surprised they didn't taser him.
I'm pretty sure he means ugly like Titus killing someone or even getting himself killed.
All this is starting to make me wonder how many incidents were covered up at Boise?
Being stuck in Idaho may have helped him stay out of trouble.
Maybe, there's also a good chance they hide things well at Blue Mountain State I mean Boise State
I don't get it...
My theory regarding guys who implode when they get into the NFL after relatively incident-free college years is a combination of suddenly having a bunch of money in their pockets + the sudden freedom from the structure & discipline inherent with most college programs. Let's face it, the NFL coaches don't have the time or inclination to solve personal problems of their players. They assume they're adults and going to act like them. I'm not sure that theory totally explains Titus Young's crime spree and bizarre behavior. You'd have thought this would have shown up sometime at BSU and that the Lions would have checked it out. Wait, strike that last part /dumb
you make some good points, but some are just bad seeds from the start
I agree, and I also get a sense that college coaches focus on their stars more. At Detroit, Young was a decent player but not one you'd treat as a top dog. That can mess with guys if they were a stud at smaller schools for years.
Jim Schwartz doesn't seem like he has the personality of a mentor, either.... to correct a troubled young man.
This poor guy needs some help.
Come on, guys. He's just misunderstood.
The Yahoo! story (HERE) has a few quotes from his former high school coach who is (quite correctly) worried and said (also correctly) that football was simply out of the question and it has to be about getting his life in order. The sentence that Yahoo! ended their piece with expresses this very well:
"Young needs a lot of help (or some time away from general society), and he needs it very, very soon. Stories like this don't generally get better -- they tend to end in tragedy."
Is sadder? His 3rd arrest or a 2nd rd WR pick being caught on foot by the fuzz
Well it won't be long before he's back on the street and the next time we'll hear about him is that he's back in jail on murder charges, or that he got himself killed.
This kid needs some serious help, and I hope he can find it because if he doesn't I think he'll be dead or serving a lifetime jail sentence within 2-3 years.
He is definitely making his momma proud on Mother's Day...
He seriously needs to get some help, this goes beyond sports. He is going to end up hurting someone else, in jail or worse. I am praying that he finds the support he needs to get his life back on track. He has all the talent to make a lot of money, but he is a head case
It's not bleeding hearts so much as it's a dumbass policy. It's not like dude is running guns and drugs for the cartels.
If he spends a long time in prison he'll be a drain on society that way, too. Free room and board adds up.
Glad you're not a policy maker.
Hey, that's an insult to people with mental illnesses /s
Titus is going to tell all his homies in jail he is still better than CJ
At doing illegal things and getting arrested he sure is better then CJ lmao sorry had too lol
Shades of Boubacar Cissoko.
Just what I was thinking.
but I haven't seen any confirming details anywhere.
Don't give him the excuse of mental illness. It's a guy who always thought he deserved everything and when people would not give it to him he would just take it, even if he was not supposed to be there. See lining up in the wrong spot. It's not a mental illness, it's spoiled and now he is going to learn a very hard life lesson. This time he won't just be told to go home.
Not trying to be a jerk, I am seriously asking. People do similar things all the time, they just usually are not covered by ESPN. He is not mentally ill, he is immature and thinks the world owes him. Having coached, I see this attitude all to often. Some we can help teach, but some just don't get it. But it certainly is not mental illness.
Let's hope he gets help before winds up the subject of an ESPN 30 for 30 story.
Go study your series 7 kid
If the arrests don't deter nfl teams, I'm sure the fact that police officers chased and caught him on foot will (without the need for a taser). Maybe he just has football speed.
Sometimes a criminal is just that....
The biggest problem with society today, is everyone makes excuses for bad behavior.
I don't know and maybe he is a criminal but why can't we discuss it? I'm not making excuses and I am not doctor but it seems as if he is has bi-polar disorder. This is serious, he could end up getting himself hurt or dying, he has a young son at home so I feel for the child
There is a big difference between an excuse and an explanation. Most people are offering the latter.
+1000 to you
Drugs was my first inclination as well, not mental illness, although that could be a piece of the equation. Usually a guy who presumably has money doesn't go breaking into houses just for the fun of it.
this dude is in serious trouble