Former NFL receiver sentenced to four years in prison

Titus Young
Raj Mehta, USA Today

The tragic tale of Titus Young entered another chapter when the former Detroit Lions receiver was sentenced to four years in prison.

This sentence, reported by TMZ Sports, stems from a 2016 incident in which the young man left a court-ordered mental health facility and promptly got involved in a vicious street fight with his neighbor.

“According to court records, Young recently pled no contest to 1 count of felony battery causing serious bodily injury … and was sentenced to four years in state prison.”

This follows a long line of outrageous off-field incidents that ended Young’s NFL career early (after just two seasons with the Lions). He has been arrested multiple times in the past, has been hospitalized for mental health issues¬†and avoided a prison sentence back in 2015 after being charged with felony assault, receiving five years of probation instead¬†(more on that here).

At this point, we sincerely hope Young gets the help he needs. Once a promising young up-and-coming receiver, he still has the rest of his life to live at the age of 27.