Report: Ex-Lion Titus Young charged in assault case

The Detroit News

Former Lions receiver Titus Young has been charged after a street fight in Los Angeles where a man seriously injured, according to TMZ.

Young, 26, was charged with felony battery with serious bodily injury, which carries up to four years in prison, in connection with the Jan. 30 incident. Due to his prior convictions, though, Young could face an additional five years if convicted.

Last May, he was sentenced to five years probation after pleading no contest to felony battery in a July 2014 altercation. He was arrested three times in one week in May 2013, including for suspected operating a vehicle under the influence and later trying to remove his vehicle from tow yard.

He was released by the Lions in 2012. He was drafted in the second round, with the No. 44 pick overall, out of Boise State. He had 81 catches for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns in 26 games for the Lions.

Titus Young, here in a 2013 booking photo, has received five years probation and ordered to spend a year at a mental health facility stemming from an assault and battery case.