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 misses court appearance; warrant issued for arrest


Former NFL wide receiver Titus Young failed to appear in California court today for a hearing stemming from his multiple arrests earlier in the year. Young is on an 11-count criminal case, but his failure to appear in court yet again has resulted in a warrant being issued for his arrest.

From the Associated Press:

Young’s attorney Altus Hudson said he doesn’t expect his client to be arrested, saying the court knows his location. He declined to elaborate outside court.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Andre Manssourian issued the $100,000 bench warrant after meeting with Hudson and the district attorney’s office in chambers. The judge also revoked Young’s bail and accepted a document from the defense under seal.

Young, 24, has failed to appear at several court hearings, including one on Aug. 6, when the judge ordered him to be in court Tuesday.

Hudson said the judge issued the warrant as a way to keep tabs on Young. Hudson previously said his client was in treatment for an undisclosed condition.

Young has pleaded not guilty to four felonies and seven misdemeanors, but it’s not looking good for the former Detroit Lion as he seems to be failing to understand the severity of the situation he is facing.

The NFLPA had previously reached out to help Young for his string of erratic behavior, but he denied their help multiple times.

It was already clear that Young needed some serious help, which he may be getting, but he also needs someone to make sure he is meeting all of his legal obligations and taking care of the issues that are facing him.

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