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Former BSU Football Player Sentenced to Prison

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He had a life many could only dream of, but it’s all gone now. The next years of his life will be spent behind bars. Here is one former Bronco football player’s tragic story. 


Titus Young wrapped up his BSU football days on a high note. In 2010 he was the Bronco’s #1 all-time leader in receiving yards with 3,063 yards.


His hard work and good fortune continued in 2011 when he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the NFL draft. He went on to play well for the Lions, earning 10 touchdowns, and 81 catches for 990 yards in his first two years of play.


Young started to get in trouble on the sides though when he kicked off his NFL career. In 2011 he punched a New Orleans Saints defender.


In May of 2012, he sucker punched a teammate, deliberately lined up in the wrong spot, and got into a verbal altercation during a game in November.


2013 was even worse for Young. He was cut by the Lions, picked up by the Rams, but then let go within less than two weeks. Also in 2013 he was arrested 3 times in one week for supposedly driving under the influence and then trying to steal his car back from an impound lot. He also stole from a convenience store that year and resisted arrest. At that time he was facing 4 felonies and 11 charges total, but his trial was delayed because he was seeking treatment for his problems.


In 2014 he was sentenced to 5 years probation for attacking his lawyer and the other charges he was facing.


According to the Idaho Statesman, on January 30, 2016 Young was arrested again for getting into a fight with his neighbor and causing serious bodily harm.


The law finally caught up to him Monday when he was sentenced to 4 years in prison. The sad part in this whole story is that Young’s father believes his son suffers from a brain disorder as the result of a concussion he received back in 2011. Prior to that he didn’t have any of the criminal behavior that would come in the years following.


Hopefully someway, somehow, this talented young man can solve his troubles and find a future when he gets out of jail.

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