Oct 28, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young (16) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field. Detroit Lions defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Titus Young's Father Says Son Has Brain Disorder


Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons over the past week. Over the course of seven days, Young was arrested three times. On Friday, the day before his third arrest, Young was with his father before driving away. It was at that time that Young’s father, Richard, said that he was concerned his son was in trouble yet again.

According to Richard Young, Titus suffers a brain disorder that has been contributing to erratic behavior.

From the Detroit News:

Richard Young said his son suffers from a disorder caused by his brain being compressed into the front of his skull, but he couldn’t remember the disorder’s name Monday. The father said his son’s disposition changed after he suffered a concussion during his rookie season, although the Lions never listed that as an injury.

Although Titus Young has medication for the issue, his father said he hasn’t been taking it as prescribed.

Young’s treatment can reportedly take up to six months, but he hasn’t been dedicated to his recovery.

It is obvious that Young has been in need of serious help and this just goes to show how much trouble he really could be in.

According to Richard Young, Titus’ behavior began to change after he suffered a concussion during his rookie season.

At this point, we just need to hope that the court orders some help for Young who is obviously struggling to fit in to society as a functional human being. He needs the help before we end up with a tragic ending to the story.

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