There is finally some positive news surrounding former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young. Before his unfortunate week that included three arrests, Young reportedly reached out to his former teammate Stephen Tulloch to express that he needed some help for a mental issue. Young detailed the issue to Tulloch and provided documents to help Tulloch understand what exactly Young was going through.
“He’s aware of the situation that he’s dealing with and he showed me a paper and we went over it and I looked over it, and I understand it,” Tulloch said, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “A lot of people laugh about it and ke-ke-ke about it, but it’s real. He has head issues, and the Titus Young when he came in as a rookie and the Titus Young now is two different people.
“It’s kind of like when you look at him, he’s looking through you. It’s different. You can tell there’s something going on in his mind, in his head, and I hope that he can get help.”
Young is still in jail on a number of burglary charges and for assaulting police officers, but it is positive to see he is acknowledging his issues.
There is very little doubt that Young needs to get some help for his condition and they always say that knowing you need help is the first step to recovery. Now we just need to hope that Young finds a way to get the help that he needs so he can avoid a tragic turn in his life.