Titus Young to Be Charged with 3 Additional Counts

Benjamin KleinContributor IIIMay 24, 2013

The bad news just keeps on coming for former NFL wide receiver Titus Young.

On Friday, Young was in court for a pretrial hearing when it was announced that he would be charged with three additional counts, increasing his total to 11, according to David Leon Moore of USA Today.

The new counts haven’t been filed yet, but Young’s attorney, Altus W. Hudson II, said that they’re in connection with a May 11 alleged attempted burglary, reports Moore.

Young was arrested on May 5 for suspicion of driving under the influence. He was arrested again that same day after trying to take his car back from a tow yard, according to ESPN. He was then arrested later in the week and charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest after breaking into a home.

“We knew that something had happened to him or he was locked up again,” Richard Young, Titus’ father, told The Detroit News. “His mind is not capable enough to go out and deal with society because of this situation.”

Due to the increase in charges, the judge doubled Young’s bail from $25,000 to $50,000, but his family likely won’t post it, per Moore. According to the report, Young has been "described by his father and others as having mental health issues."

“Mr. Young poses a danger to the community,” Judge Andre Manssourian said.

Young remained silent throughout the entirety of Friday’s hearing, even when the judge asked him several simple questions such as, “Can you hear me?” and, “Are you Titus Demetrius Young?” according to Moore. Hudson said that Young remained silent because it was his right to. He even remained silent when his father called out to him, according to the report.

Former teammate and fellow wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still in Young's corner (via Carlos Monarrez of USA Today):

It’s very tough. We were talking earlier, man. It’s just one of those things that we pray that he can get his off-the-field situation straight so then he can move forward with his life.

You can never foresee things like this. And like I say, we just wish him the best, man. It’s unfortunate what he’s going through. But like I said, we’re praying for him.

The Detroit Lions selected Young in the second round of the 2011 draft. In two seasons with the team, Young caught 81 passes for 990 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. The Lions released him back in February after too many indiscretions.

Young was promptly picked up by the Rams, but released just nine days after the team claimed him off waivers. A return to the NFL is a long ways away for the former Boise State wide receiver and seemingly becomes more and more unrealistic every day.