Nov 18, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and wide receiver Titus Young (16) chat before the game between the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Titus Young Reportedly Reached Out to Former Detroit Lions Teammate For Help


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.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/rickynelson77 Rich Nelson

    being in jail he should get to see a shrink at least

  • William Rhoads

    I was the first to say get rid of him . Now I see he does have mental problems and that is a good sign he see it as well. I now hope he can get the help he needs! Its to easy to put a person down and even harder to say I am sorry Titus and hope you will have a good life when you get all your problems work out and the hounds will give you some slack mental illness is very real and the behavior and all that happened to you now fits,Hope you will be well soon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChrisWyman15 Chris Wyman

    This happened to my best friend when we were freshman in college. Cold stare and in trouble with the law. It sounds like it may be schizophrenia or bi-polar. My friend was diagnosed with both issues. There is really no telling what could happen but hopefully the Lions will be able to turn this into a positive for the young man. It’s not the end of Titus’ life but it is more than likely the end of his playing career.