Titus Young, the former Detroit Lions wide receiver, has been hospitalized his attorney Brian Hurwitz told USA Today.
It’s been almost a year since Young was arrested twice in 15 hours — once on suspicion of drunk driving and then for trying to break and enter an impound yard to retrieve his black Ford Mustang in Riverside, Calif. That weekend started a crime spree of sorts in southern California for Young.
He still faces 11 charges including four counts of felony burglary, but did not appear in court this week because he has been hospitalized.
“He’s receiving treatment and is in a safe place,” Hurwitz told USA Today. No details were offered. Young has previously been treated for a mental disorder.
Young is now due back in court on June 5, although if a plea deal could be reached he could avoid trial.
Young was a second-round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2011. He was cut from the team following the 2012 season due to his disruptive influence. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams, but cut after less than a week.