Former receiver for the Detroit Lions, Titus Young, was arrested last Tuesday and sentenced to five years of probation for assaulting his former attorney.
Judge Michael J. Shultz has also ordered Young to spend a full year at the Crosby Center, a mental health and drug dependency treatment facility in Escondido.
The former NFL player attacked the attorney last July in Willowbrook, CA, punching him in the face and breaking his nose in the process. Young later pleaded to felony battery.
Since Young had previously spent several months in jail and 99 days at the Crosby Center following the attack, he was given some credit for the time he served.
Larry Burns, the Director of the Crosby Center, testified that, due to a concussion, Young suffers from a trauma brain injury. According to Burns, the ex-Lion was “over-medicated” in the months prior to the incident and “went wild”. Continue reading →