Nov 18, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and wide receiver Titus Young (16) chat before the game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Former Detroit Lions Receiver Titus Young Reportedly Suffering from Concussions

Titus Young, formerly of the Detroit Lions and fresh off a failed tryout with the St. Louis Rams, not to mention a stint in jail, is back in the headlines again. This time Young is the victim in reports that say the young receiver is still suffering from concussions he sustained while playing in the NFL.

Young is facing a wealth of charges right now stemming from a recent crime spree, but the courts are attempting to decide whether he was in the right state of mind while committing the crimes, as evaluations may suggest injruies sustained in the NFL contributed to his issues (per David Moore, The Detroit Free Press):

The charges against Young are mostly for burglary and assault, and four of them are felonies. Young also faces possible prosecution for DUI in nearby Riverside County.

Hudson declined to say Tuesday where Young is or whether he is in a residential treatment center. Young is still undergoing psychiatric evaluation and his treatment is related to concussions he suffered while playing football, Hudson said.

It’s a sad turn of events for Young, who is still only 23 years old. The NFL has a variety of issues on its hands when it comes to veterans having serious health issues. Adding a recent, young player to the list is going to further the issues in a big way if it turns out Young’s actions are thanks to hits received on the field.

Here’s to hoping Young is in good health if his actions truly are a result of playing in the NFL.


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