Report: Young not a participant in Monday’s OTA because of fight with teammate

Posted by ttwentyman on May 21, 2012 – 1:30 pm

Lions wide receiver Titus Young was one of four Lions who missed the first Organized Team Activity practice Monday after he punched safety Louis Delmas during workouts last week, according to reports.

“I’m not going to be commenting on which guys are here and which guys aren’t,” Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said after Monday’s OTA. “They are all accounted for. We are aware of the reason each one person is not here and not participating and we’ll work through those things as we go.”

Along with Young, safety Amari Spievey and linebackers Stephen Tulloch and DeAndre Levy did not take part in Monday’s workout.

Schwartz said Tulloch will not participate in workouts through May after receiving an injection for some tendinitis in his knee.

It’s unknown why Levy and Spievey did not practice.

Defensive end Cliff Avril was also absent, but that was expected as he remains without a long-term contract he’s been seeking since the end of the season.

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26 Responses to “Report: Young not a participant in Monday’s OTA because of fight with teammate”

  1. By Mtz on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    What is Carmen Messina doing, how’s his training going.

  2. By Dustin on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    whats levy and spievey doing

  3. By Lancemanly on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Aww… Come On Man…

    Young pull your head out.

    Sorry, but this is a man’s sport; not for children.

    It’ ain’t boxin'; and injuring our own players absolutely not tolerated.

    Delmas said some words; tough, man up. What do you think the opponents are going to say now that it is DOCUMENTED a SECOND time that you are hot-headed!

    They are going to look for an easy 15 yards on you.

    And.. You are NOT SUH; which means you are replaceable.

    Look; love ya… you look good; working well, catchin’ TDs; but look behind you… there are 9 OTHER WRs on the ROSTER man! (Nate and Calvin are in).

    Fix it. Apologies; don’t let it happen again.

    Otherwise; hell, I’d be all for cutting you if you can’t control your temper.

    Delmas… good job. Talked; but didn’t throw… works for me.

  4. By wesI on May 21, 2012 | Reply


    come on if ur threatning Titus with being replacable then SUH is definantly replaceable, he did nothing but draw attention and commit penalties last year
    as for the incident… teammates fight all the time loll its part of the game,

  5. By Dreckka on May 21, 2012 | Reply


    This is News?

    Fights happen in Football… Like in real Life…

    Only people that haven’t played the game will make some big deal out of it, Or make it some deeper issue than it really is…

    Calm down, get it right between the players (coaches) and move on…

    This could be a BIG YEAR. Don’t sweat the small stuff…

    Can’t believe that Position Group Fights are news… LMAO

    Unless Young Hurt Delmas (that I seriously doubt).

    Get It Right… And Play Football at a High Level This Year…

    Go Lions…

  6. By chris on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    I agree, sucker punching another player is a coward act. Young needs to learn his role on this team, punching a talented core leader in the face has gone to far. I wouldn’t care if young was let go, he is easily replaceable.

  7. By justin on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    wow i completely agree with you lance with ryan broyles and patrick edwards i think you need to watch your back young your not that valuable and the lions really don’t need you, you need to man up and quit acting like a child

  8. By vern huxley on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    EVERYBODY…EVERYBODY is replaceable, including Mr Suh. Frustrations in training camp will and always will happen irreguardless of the chemistry in the locker room or the size of the body”s. Im not a fan of punching our own team mate but at the same time I am a fan of standing your ground. We don”t know what words were said or who said what so drawing the conclusion of good job Delmas isn”t where im at. Maybe its good job Titus. we don”t know. But what I feel is that lets get the BS worked out in the OTA”s,training camp or the pre-season and be 100% ready come the real deal time. Oh ya, these are MEN, period! You are right about the the roster being filled with wide”s, thats for sure, and your totally right about other teams catching on and trying to provoke Mr Young, but that being said, don”t you think that that happens every week with every team in the league? If you don” rethink it ?? I love the LIONS as much as anyone, and I want what every other fan wants, so Lets go LIONS and as Lancemanly said “come on man” GO LIONS

  9. By eddie Hiller on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    There is no excuse for teamates to punch one another. We are a teamates and teamates are suppose to be like family when your family can not be there and there is no i in team and it is time for players to grow up and be men.If I was coach on the team I would be in their ear giveing them a education on team. I wish I had the talent to play pro Football you would not see me hiting my teamates.This is not the only time Titus young has done something dumb against the Saints during the regular season he tossed a football at someone and cost us six points.We need to be better than that.

    GO Lions

  10. By Steve D on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Cut him!

  11. By Ryan S on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Wow Young….you know Broyles is right behind you in the depth chart….way to step up and try to fix the penalties that let your team down last season

  12. By eddie Hiller on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    I would like to say this to whenever a teamates hits another teamate half of his paycheck should go to Charity of the head coaches choice. I also think the player or players involved in the incident should work a full year with the city’s Local Special Olympics it will teach the or player or players in the incident about team work and sportsmanship and it will show the player or players on our team how lucky they have it to be in the pros.

  13. By Lancemanly on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Although I’d agree everyone is replaceable; Suh is not easily replaceable.

    The man’s a beast.

    Numbers don’t always show in the stats; but watch the Carolina game; that go-ahead TD started when Suh broke free up the middle and had two hands in Cam’s chest not allowing him to step into a TD pass: results? Easily duck interception for Levy on a grossly underthrown ball.

    Did Suh get a sack? No.

    Did Suh get a tackle? No.

    Did it change a potential loss into a win? Hell Yes!

    Oh.. And who benefitted the most with Suh being doubled teamed every play…

    … Hey Cliff.. I am talkin to you. Go somewhere else and be mediocre if you wish.

  14. By Lancemanly on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Eddie – you don’t have to worry about “half his pay check” going anywhere…

    This is a performance based league – you don’t perform your cut or traded. Traded enough you’re cut permanently.

    What do you think Schwartz is doing by “not allowing Young into the facility”.

    Strong message.

    Get in line Young; or we’ll get on the phone and trade you or cut you. Playing here is a privilage; not guaranteed regardless of your contract.

    Good job Schwartz.

    Go Lions.

  15. By KJ on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    He is supposed to be a veteran on this squad and the first day of OTA’s he’s showing our new draft picks this is how it works in the Lions locker room. Total BS. I am really disappointed that after all the childish player BS Lions fans suffered through last year, this is how Titus decides to start fresh.

  16. By rockbo1955 on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Well this is football! isnt it and guys get tired and grumpy and say things they dont mean but i agree this a team and mister young mouth and fist will get him let go this year! there our some good really god players right behind him who can step in and do just as good as he maybe even better this guy got a short memory the same foolish and imature attitude got us hard in a couple games and i beleive schwartz is at about his limit if he cant control you then he will send you away because he wants to win every game ande he has a litle file in his head saying how can I put up for this the team<team,team!

  17. By eddie Hiller on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Lancemanly- You need to take money from his paycheck to send a message to him sending him home is not enough

  18. By Lancemanly on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Eddie.- Guaranteed Young got the message.

    Schwartz will have no problem benching Young; perhaps that’s why he has Broyles and Edwards (both massive college stats) on the roster.

    Either way, Young will have a very short career if he continues to throw punches at players drafted higher then him.

    Sure Young caught passes and TD’s; Calvin draws double or triple teams, Nate gets another DB so it’s a LB on Young or nobody like in the Denver game! LOL!

  19. By eddie Hiller on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Cuting him is not the answer.

  20. By pnitty1212 on May 21, 2012 | Reply

    Fights happen in the locker room all the time… The mentality and emotion that goes into playing this sport is something that few can relate to. Those emotions can get out of hand sometimes.. There will be fights at EVERY training camp… but, Usually, the media doesn’t know about them.. this is normal.. RELAX!

  21. By Kenny on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    It is obvious the coaching staff knows how to handle players like Titus. He isn’t in OTA’s, nor will he be unless he changes his act. Cut him, no. Discipline him to squelch his ego, absolutely. These young guys don’t always understand their place in the pecking order, so things like this happen. Unfortunately it’s people like Titus who have great potential and act like morons in practice and the locker room.

    Hey Titus, Just play ball man. Who cares if someone like Delmas damages your ego. Prove to be the better man and show up on the next play, drill, or whatever your doing in practice. You’ll only become a better player and teammate by doing so. Your upside is way to promising to let your knuckles ruin your image, reputation, and ultimately career.

    GO LIONS!!!!!!

  22. By Brandon on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Broyles could be that 3rd man easily

  23. By diamond on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Ya n it shouldnt go unpunished je should get bull in the ring by the whole d line n o line no unity n we need tht this season

  24. By LionKing on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Just more bad publicity for Lions. Like we need more. Theres a difference w/being a bada$$ and being a bad team. It’s really HARD for us fans to get excited or even defending our team when players CONTINUE to make bonehead decisions like this.

  25. By Tom on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I have been a football coach for a long time and little scuffs happen. Shake hands and move on. I also grew up with 5 brothers we are a thick as it gets but if you think for one second there was never a punch or two cmon man give me a break lol . Good to see some fire in these guys they will grow up and get threw it just like real familys do. Go Lions !!!

  26. By UNCLE PETE on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    This boy soft as tissue paper!! Lets see what he does against Green Bay!! We should have drafted Eric Page from Toledo so we could have said goodbye to this clown!!!

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