Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young missed a pre-trial hearing in Newport Beach Monday morning, but the judge did not issue an arrest warrant. Accepting the defense excuse of “personal reasons” prompting Young's absence, Orange County Superior Court Judge Andre Manssourian instead allowed the defendant to remain free–unless he fails to show for a July 2 pre-trial hearing.
Manssourian conferred about five minutes privately with Young's attorney Altus Hudson II before issuing the bench warrant. Hudson later explained his client is receiving mental treatment in a “safe” place.
As the Mexican-in-Chief reported last month, Young may have set a record (previously held by Greg Haidl, heh-heh) by getting arrested three times in one week: twice in Moreno Valley and once in San Clemente. The ex-wideout faces 11 charges ranging from DUI and attempted auto theft to burglary and resisting arrest.
Young starred at Boise State before playing two seasons with the Lions, getting released this offseason and being claimed and quickly released again by the Rams.
His family, who has had it up to beyond here with this guy, claims he suffered some sort of mental breakdown. His father has blamed a mental disorder caused by concussions suffered on the gridiron.