True Blue Grit

May 12th, 2013 at 4:42 PM ^

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


May 12th, 2013 at 3:54 PM ^

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."

Perkis-Size Me

May 12th, 2013 at 4:04 PM ^

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.


May 12th, 2013 at 4:15 PM ^

Young definitely has problems upstairs.  He may be one of those guys who ends up in prison for a long time, or dead.  Let's hope he does not hurt any innocent people along the way.

He blew his NFL money already?

MGJS SuperKick Party

May 12th, 2013 at 4:16 PM ^

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

no joke its hoke

May 12th, 2013 at 8:47 PM ^

yes, it's awful of me to expect people to not get arrested 3 times in a week. this guy is scum, will always be scum, and shouldnt be walking the streets. has his crimes been real serious? no, but as most in law enforcement will tell you this is a pattern to much worse. staying out of trouble isnt hard, if you cant stay out of trouble then you should not be free to commit crime after crime. cali has it right, 3 felonies you get life.


May 12th, 2013 at 5:04 PM ^

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.


May 12th, 2013 at 6:17 PM ^

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.


May 12th, 2013 at 6:27 PM ^

I'm almost certain if you dig deep enough that you will find he is actually diasgnosed with a mental illness in which he takes pills for. (which surprisingly he has been know to not take them from time to time- s/) Now, no, I do not habe any proof to support me so i'm not claiming to be right for sure but I was listening to 97.1 the ticket and somebody on there said he does.

How else are you going to make logical sense out of anything that he does? And this is just stuff that we're HEARING about. Who knows what goes on in his life that doesn't get reported/ seen by the media.