Playing the Field: Titus Young can’t stop getting arrested

Titus Young has the on-field showboat thing on lockdown as well. Credit: Getty Images
Titus Young has the onfield showboat thing on lockdown as well.
Credit: Getty Images

The NFL has had its fair share of problem children: Pacman Jones, Tank Johnson and Kenny Britt immediately come to mind.

And that’s not even counting bad actors like Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson who aren’t getting arrested on a regular basis.

But former Lions wide receiver Titus Young may have topped them all with three separate arrests IN ONE WEEK. Young completed the trifecta this weekend with an arrest for allegedly trying to break into a home in San Clemente, Calif., running from police and then getting in a fistfight with them before being cuffed.

Real smart, Mr. Young, real smart.

And good effort on the mug shot — the stretched-out wife beater really completes the “straight out of ‘Cops’” look.

Of course, just five days earlier, Young was arrested for driving under the influence and then again arrested later that same night for trying to break into the impound lot and steal his own car back from police.

We have a winner, folks.

It’s hard to properly describe just how badly Young has screwed up a career with tremendous potential. And that’s before this week’s crime spree.

He was suspended from the Lions last season for intentionally lining up in the wrong spot during a game and then fighting with wide receiver coach Shawn Jefferson. Of course, then he whined on Twitter about not getting the ball enough. At a minicamp after his rookie season, he got in a fistfight with teammate Louis Delmas during an onfield dispute. Needless to say, the Lions cut him.

Young was in camp with the Rams after being cut, but was released there too. So, he’s currently looking for a job.

We’re going to go out on a limb and say teams have significantly less interest in him all of a sudden.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports. Pro tip for Young: One arrest per day is probably enough.


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