Titus Young Reportedly Arrested for Assault with Deadly Weapon, Felony Battery

Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young (16) runs the ball after making a reception against the Green Bay Packers in the second half of an NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
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Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 5, 2016

Former Boise State Broncos and Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was reportedly arrested in Los Angeles for assault with a deadly weapon after "allegedly beating up a guy in a street fight," according to TMZ Sports.

Young was reportedly charged with "felony battery with serious bodily injury," a crime that carries up to a four-year prison sentence, per TMZ Sports.

Young has a checkered past, and previous legal troubles could wind up sending him to jail. According to TMZ, if convicted, Young would face an additional sentence of up to five years because of prior arrests in 2013 and 2014.

Young was arrested three times in less than a week during the 2013 offseason, per's Kevin Patra, with charges running the gamut. The ex-NFL wideout was first arrested on suspicion of DUI before he jumped the fence of an impound lot in an attempt to repossess his car. 

In the same week, Young was arrested on suspicion of burglary "after allegedly entering a home in the middle of the night and scuffling with deputies," per Patra.

Young was formally charged with 11 separate accounts stemming from the three incidents, according to USA Today's David Leon Moore

"Mr. Young poses a danger to the community," Judge Andre Manssourian said, according to Moore.

In May, Young was sentenced to five years' probation and one year's worth of jail time in a county facility, according to's Michael RothsteinHowever, Young was ordered to serve his year in an addiction treatment center rather than jail. 

At the time, Rothstein reported a violation of the probation terms would result in a four-year state-prison sentence.

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