Former Lions receiver Titus Young has reportedly had another brush with authorities in Los Angeles. (Daniel Mears / The Detroit News)
Former Lions receiver Titus Youngwas arrested on a felony charge of battery with serious bodily injury, according to various media reports.
Young, who was arrested July 9, is in custody in Los Angeles with bail set at $105,000.
Young also is facing 11 felony charges from May 2013.
Browns owner agrees to payout
The truck-stop company owned by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay a $92 million penalty for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts, authorities announced Monday.
In an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J officials have accepted responsibility for the criminal conduct of their employees, 10 of whom pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme.
For its part, the government has agreed not to prosecute the nation’s largest diesel retailer as long as Pilot officials abide by the agreement. Among other conditions, officials have agreed to cooperate with an ongoing investigation of current and former employees. The agreement does not protect any individual at Pilot from prosecution.
Nashville criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor David Raybin, who has followed the case but is not involved, said the agreement most likely signals Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam will not face charges.
“No prosecutor would enter into an agreement like this, ask for this kind of sanction, unless they didn’t have enough evidence to indict Haslam,” he said. “Also, Pilot would not agree to pay unless they felt the government would not prosecute him.”
Court records said the scheme lasted from at least 2007 until an FBI raid in April 2013.
“We, as a company, look forward to putting this whole unfortunate episode behind us, continuing our efforts to rectify the damage done, regaining our customers’ trust, and getting on with our business,” Jimmy Haslam said in a statement.
Gov. Bill Haslam holds an undisclosed ownership share in the company but has said he is not involved in Pilot’s day-to-day operations.
Pilot has annual revenues of around $30 billion.
Tanya Singleton, the cousin of Aaron Hernandez, was charged with criminal contempt after refusing to testify before the grand jury that indicted the former Patriots tight end intends to change her plea to not guilty.
... Cowboys offensive lineman Ronald Leary pleaded guilty to a first-time drunken driving charge.
He will receive 18 months of probation and a $1,000 fine.