Following a string of arrests in early May, former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was behind bars. Now, after 27 days in jail, Young has been releasedafter paying 10 percent of his $50,000 bond. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press reports that Young’s release came on Thursday night, but no one currently knows where he is at.
Young faces 11 charges that include counts of burglary, attempted burglary, trespassing and assault on police officers. He is next court appearance is set for June 24. It is possible that Young could face ten years in prison for those crimes.
The reason for Young spending nearly an entire month behind bars is because his family did not feel comfortable paying his bond until they knew that he was “anchored” and getting the mental help that he obviously needs. Per Birkett:
Young’s parents had declined to bond him out of jail because they wanted him to get “anchored” and deal with his problems.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) June 8, 2013
Hopefully Young can continue to get the help he desperately needs.
Many of his family and friends have stated that they have been worried about Young for quite some time, so now that he is out from behind bars it would be a good time to reach out and help him get his life back on the right path.