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Titus Young, former Detroit Lions receiver, close to plea agreement

Titus Young, the former Detroit Lions wide receiver, appeared in court Thursday in Newport Beach, Calif.

Young faces 11 criminal charges including four felonies after a wild week last May. His attorney Altus Hudson said he is trying to keep Young out of jail and he is close to a plea agreement, according to USA Today reporter David Leon Moore.

Hudson and a deputy district attorney met with Superior Court Judge Robert Gannon. Afterward they reported they were close to an agreement according to the report.

A pre-trial hearing is set for April 10. At that time the matter could be resolved.

Young, carrying a Bible, appeared in court with his mother according to the report.

Titus Young was released by the Lions in February 2013 after a series of behavioral issues on and off the field. He was a second-round draft pick in 2011.

The Oakland Press was the first to report that Young was arrested on May 5 twice in 15 hours — once for driving under the suspicion and then for trying to break into the impound lot to retrieve his black Ford Mustang.

Six days later Young was arrested after breaking into a house in San Clemente  and fighting with police. He had also been accused of stealing from a gas station on May 4.

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