Titus Young must not listen to John Mellencamp because he can’t stop fighting authority.
Even after the latest public rebuke from coach Jim Schwartz, the disgruntled Lions receiver continued to publicly share his frustration with the team Friday morning.
“Oh I’m not done, if y’all going to cut me let me go. I’m tired of the threats,” Young tweeted early Friday morning.
Frankly, it’s impossible to get inside Young’s head, especially considering his next tweet said simply, “Kut,” and appeared to be fixing the correct spelling of the word from the previous one.
The 23-year-old was likely reacting to Schwartz’s comments Wednesday in response to Young’s threat to leave the team if he didn’t get the ball more.
“Every offensive player wants the football, and there’s good ways to go about getting that and there’s not so good ways about trying to get that done,” Schwartz said after a Senior Bowl practice. “And this is a pretty good example of a not so good idea.”
“That’s in the player’s court to be able to get that done, and we’re going to need to see more signs of that getting done,” he said.
Among others, Young tweeted Tuesday: “Like I said I never been selfish but if I’m not going to get the football i don’t want to play anymore.”
The 23-year-old also continued to taunt fans on his Twitter page Friday morning, telling one “you suck” and another “shut up.”
He also changed his profile picture to a photo of him with former Lions wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, whose frustration with Young was caught on camera during a Week 11 loss to the Packers. Young intentionally lined up wrong in the game and was sent home from the facility the next day.
“Special thanks to my former/Always will be, Shaun Jefferson, for everything he instilled in me right now.
#InjesusName,” he tweeted.
Young was sent home three times last season, including once during OTAs for sucker-punching safety Louis Delmas. The Lions placed him on injured reserve on Dec. 4, a surprise move after his cut-worthy attitude.
At some point, the Lions may give Young his wish, but his tweets likely wouldn’t help his chances of finding a home on another NFL team.