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Former Detroit Lions second-round pick Titus Young blames concussions he sustained in his football career for the mental state that led to his current four-year prison sentence
according to excerpts from a diary he kept last year that a relative shared with the Los Angeles Times.,in Southern California
Young,Authentic A.J. Green Jersey, also believes “God has a plan for me and deep down I believe it’s to dominate the NFL.”,Womens John Ross Jersey, 28
The Los Angeles native and Boise State product hauled in 81 receptions for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons for the Lions before his release in February 2013 following
,Authentic DeShone Kizer Jersey,multiple confrontations with teammates and coaches. He was also released 10 days after being claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams due to similar behavioral concerns
has not played since.
Since 2013,Authentic Jim Brown Jersey,” according to the Los Angeles Times. His most
, Young “accumulated at least 25 criminal charges — including 10 for assault or battery — in Southern California
recent charge — assault with a deadly weapon and felony battery that resulted in an acquaintance requiring eight stitches in January 2016 — earned him a four-year sentence at
California Rehabilitation Center in April of last year. He is also concurrently serving a two-year sentence for a separate battery charge around the same time.
Following both incidents,Womens DeShone Kizer Jersey, including one that allegedly went undiagnosed
, Young cited concussions for his mental state. His family has also blamed his behavior on concussions
during his rookie season.
Between the end of his NFL career and last year’s prison sentencing,Authentic John Ross Jersey, per the L.A.
,Womens A.J. Green Jersey, Young received treatment at multiple psychiatric hospitals and rehabilitation facilities
while Crosby Centers psychologist Robert Knol later testified that Young suffered from
,Authentic Barry Sanders Jersey,Times. Doctors at UCLA’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital diagnosed Young with bipolar
chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
The NFL Players’ Association sent a newsletter in March 2015 warning its members to use “extreme caution” with respect to Crosby Centers president Larry Burns. The newsletter
said Burns is “actively engaged in the solicitation of current and former NFL players to undergo treatment for concussion-related injuries” and “has accumulated numerous
convictions for felony fraud-related violations.”
Burns,Womens Jim Brown Jersey, reportedly called the NFLPA’s warning “a slander.”,Womens Barry Sanders Jersey, who has testified on Young’s behalf
Young is eligible for parole in March.