Titus Young is going to get his wish. There is no way the Lions can bring him back now. If he was walking on thin ice before, he’s fallen completely through the cracks now. There is no rescuing this guy.
“Oh I’m not done, if y’all going to cut me let me go. I’m tired of the threats.”
That’s what he posted on his Twitter page Friday morning.
Rosters are frozen until after the Super Bowl. My guess is that on Monday, Feb. 4, the Lions will announce they have released Young. They have already paid him all the guaranteed money he was due from his rookie contract. He would still count some $900,000 against their cap for 2013, but it would be a lot easier to bear that expense than to try to explain to the rest of the team, and the Fords, and the fan base, why they chose to bring this disruptive, disgruntled, non-producing player back into the fold.
I tread lightly here because I truly believe Young has some serious issues — emotional, mental issues. He needs help. I have been told that the organization has pleaded with Young to get help. They have set him up with therapists. He has not cooperated.
“Never needed the money Give me a dollar and a ball bet I come back #HallofFame.”
Another delusional Tweet from Young. His antics last season and through this offseason have made him toxic — to the point where I doubt the Lions could even trade him. I can’t imagine another team taking a chance on him, not even for a dollar, at least not in his current state.
It’s a sad story, really. Hopefully something good can ultimately come from it. Maybe, when no other team comes calling, Young will swallow his pride and get help. And maybe Martin Mayhew and Jim Schwartz will take more seriously the red-flagged character issues that come with some of the prospects on their draft board.