Titus Young Refuses to Address Judge During Court Appearance

Oct 28, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young (16) celebrates his game winning touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Ford Field. Detroit won 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young appeared before a judge as he faces eleven charges that stem from his string of three arrests earlier this month. During the court apperance, Judge Andre Manssourian requested that Young’s bond be raised to $50,000 as he considers the troubled athlete to be a threat to the community after burglary charges and accusations of assaulting police officers.

During the court appearance, Young failed to address the judge as he kept his head held high and his eyes often closed.

Here how the discussion between Judge Manssourian and Young went down, according to USA Today Sports:

“Good morning, sir.”

No reply.

“Can you hear me?”

No reply.

“Are you Titus Demetrius Young?”

No reply.

The report states that Young’s father also called out to him, but the former Lions receiver still failed to respond.

Young was inside of a protective cage. After Young refused to respond, the judge called a sidebar with attorneys for the next 12 minutes. Once all was said and done, the families left the courtroom and would not give any response to the media.

Young will now face a pretrial hearing June 4 and a preliminary hearing June 6.

On a positive note, a mental health professional will come to the Orange County jail to evaluate Young, though an exact date has not yet been scheduled.

Topics: NFL, Titus Young

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