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Titus Young, former Detroit Lions receiver, makes plea deal

All has been fairly quiet regarding Titus Young, the former Detroit Lions wide receiver, since his arrests last May.

Now there’s been some movement regarding his legal troubles.

On Friday he pleaded guilty to an infraction of disturbing the peace for two arrests within 15 hours in May, according to the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif.

It was a plea deal. He did not appear in court and was represented by his attorney. He received no jail time or fine, but must pay a $35 court fee.

The Oakland Press broke that story when he was arrested on May 5 for suspicion of DUI and then after he was released from custody on the same day he was arrested when attempting to climb into the police impound yard to retrieve his black Ford Mustang. 

Six days after those arrests, he was arrested after breaking into a house in San Clemente and fighting with the police. He has also been accused of stealing from a gas station in Laguna Hills on May 4.

Young, 24, is expected to return to an Orange County court on March 20 where he faces 11 charges including four felony burglary counts, according to the Press-Enterprise.

Young was a second-round draft pick by the Lions in 2011. He was benched after running the wrong routes in a Nov. 18, 2012, loss to Green Bay. He was released from his contract following the 2012 season. He was set to make  $555,000 in 2013 with a $184,666 reporting bonus and possible $50,000 workout bonus. 

With the Lions, Young had 81 catches for 990 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns. 

Young had gone through troubled times at Boise State before he was drafted.

Prior to his release by the Lions he sent a Tweet that said: : “Like I said I never been selfish but if I'm not going to get the football I don't want to play anymore.’’

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