Lions WR Titus Young was not asked to stay away from OTAs, according to league sources

Posted by ttwentyman on May 22, 2012 – 10:35 am

Reports surfaced Monday that Lions receiver Titus Young was not allowed to participate in the Lions’ Organized Team Activity practice Monday because of incident that occurred last week during a training session in which Young punched teammate Louis Delmas.

While that incident did occur, multiple league sources say his absence Monday was not the result of any punitive action by the team, He’s not been ordered to stay away from the facility by the team and is not on any team-mandated suspension.

That obviously lends the question as to why Young, a second-year player with a lot of promise, would be absent from the team’s first voluntary OTA practice.

That’s an answer Young will have to provide when he eventually joins his teammates.

Posted in Lions Insider Tim Twentyman | 20 Comments »

20 Responses to “Lions WR Titus Young was not asked to stay away from OTAs, according to league sources”

  1. By fred on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Hot tempered or not, I expected more out of young..and with cj reciding youngs invitation to his pitch at comerica park contradicts itself with this column…just hope the team quits doing stupid stuff and focuses on the game. Detroits reputation is bad enough without the Lion drama..

  2. By Hogfish on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t know why or what or who said and don’t care. You guys are here to play. Titus Young and Louis Delmas stop and make amends neither one of you are right. And neither one of you will play if it continues. The team needs everyone. There is no room for this behavior. Stop it now. Right now, and get along.

  3. By russbell on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    if young and delmas have a chip then they need to direct it on other teams
    not on your own team how you go into to battle other teams when you cant
    even trust your own team mates what the fuxk come on get over it move
    on to the next otas you know my uncle use to tell me work but lose the ataude
    its not their fault that you are out of shape is what it is if not prove it
    ps love the way both of you guys play please get along we need you two
    from a life long fan named russ

  4. By Shane on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    Good young receiver who’s hot tempered and can’t get along with teammates, could be potential trade bait as we have plenty of young receivers on this team. A trade for a top tier safety or corner would be ideal for the Lions!

  5. By Tom Miles on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with both of these guys. Time for both to grow up and if you want to fight, then do it and get it over it.

  6. By eric on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    This is minor…no big deal…

  7. By jack on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know why you guys are spouting off about the fight….

    Can’t you read what twentyman said?

    They don’t know why he’s not there. Could be a legit reason or not so stay tuned… LOL!!!

    Hope it’s legit, a family problem or something, but for you guys to go on and on about a fight is just getting comical when all the facts are not available…

    Fights happen all the time in Football and in Life… GET OVER IT PEOPLE!!! THEY HAVE… :/

    My God What Is This World Coming To…LOL!!!

  8. By david on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    lol OK this is getting a bit ridiculous “”. Its obvious you guys are spinning, twisting and controlling this site more than fox news and have now even started controlling the comment section?!?! If you want to keep readers reading and still keep participation among those readers your gonna need to find that balance of staying non bias while still working for the team or else you just lost a long time reader.

  9. By eddie Hiller on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    This is the thing. Whatever happened it is done and it is over with. Lets get the facts and stop reading what is on NFL total access and move forward as long as the head coach knows what happened he is the only one and GM Martin Mayhew knows and the rest is none of nobodys business. it is what it is.

  10. By Matt on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    What a bunch of pot smoking, ill-tempered, undisciplined donkeys. We will never win s SB if this team doesn’t wake the EFF up! Maybe we should dump Schwartz and get “The Chin” to come in and clean this garbage up. C’mon, Men!!!

  11. By rockbo1955 on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    well i will have to double check facts! what bugs me how did this other story really get out and whos behind and why our not apologizing for it somebody please stand up like a man admit the truth! So what ever happened I hope its not bad and hope the team can recoup that team spririt and one goes down one picks him up and another takes there place without a drop off! I apologize for my assumption of what was wriiten!

  12. By Lee Deschamps on May 22, 2012 | Reply

    my guess is Young’s not there because he’s nursing a sore hand.

  13. By pnitty1212 on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    Its unbelieveable to me see how many people that are “outraged” over something that is a pretty much “business as usual” in all levels of football.. Smh… THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.. STOP WHINING!

  14. By mike on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    The 2011 draft could really come back and haunt this team… appears they took too many chances on the first three picks…..

  15. By Joe on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I have got nothing to say concerning Delmas and young’s incident. However I
    would like to say to the whole team and the fans. With all do respect.

    Remeber the day you made it to the NFL or were watching your favorite team get beat. Remember the excitment of winning or watching your team be that victor? Those are the things thst strengthen relationships and hope for the fans and the players alike in all walks of Life. Hold on to that hope. Remember the price you paid to be there as a fan or player It is there, where you find foundation. Those are the things that make our Team and the fan base cling too.
    Don’t forget the rock you have been hued from. Those, I hope keep our focus in line, once in a while we have to adjust it, but it helps to stay the course. God Bless America and our Detroit Lions.

  16. By Jacob on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    The 2011 draft class will be fine.. Fairley and Leshoure made a simple mistake that isn’t that big of deal because it happens all the time in the NFL. And we saw what young is capable of toward the end of last season so just keep the faith in him… I like to see that even in the off season these guys are super competitive to where it gets a little “chippy”. It means they are hungry this year and want to just get out on the field and bring in the W’s

  17. By redwingliger on May 23, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not overly concerned with a little spat between players, because this is not unusual especially for two athletes on opposite sides of the ball. This sort of thing happens on every team in the NFL but a lot of teams keep it “in house” and or don’t necessarily reprimand a player (which apparently the Lions have done) so kudos to Jim Schwartz for holding Titus Young accountable for his actions. Like it or not people it is better to get these evolutions out in practice rather than to let them hurt you on the field like Titus did last season. I’m sure that he learned from last season’s debacle with the New Orleans Saints not to do anything like this during a game, and now I’m sure that he knows this won’t fly in practice either. Give the young man a break… Trust that Jim Schwartz and Martin Mayhew are making the right decisions and bringing in the kind of players that will (after maturing fully) put the Lions over the top in the NFL. All of these guys will learn from their mistakes and don’t think that the Lions are the only team that has hotheads, or potheads on the roster, because all 32 teams have players that share the exact same qualities (for lack of) and their teams.

  18. By T-Rob on May 24, 2012 | Reply


  19. By raparisza on May 24, 2012 | Reply

    The fight doesnt bother me and the lions have never said Young was suspended, that was an assumption by reprters.
    I find it funny, though people keep bringing up the pot incidents when it is legal in MI. Yes its supposed to be “Medicinal” but pot is a pain reliever for sore muscles, something football players have. Should pro-ball players not drink? In that case lets do away with the budweiser commercials, and the other beer sponsers. Lets comlp[etely outlaw all alcohol relations with the NFL. OH wait, htere goes half the sponsership revenue.
    F’n hipocrites

  20. By russbell on May 25, 2012 | Reply

    good job joe i think you nailed it but it concered me enough to write this
    i watch the game that detroit playing the not so much saints they lost there cool
    that should not and cannot happen again if the lions want to win a
    superbowl time for the rookies to grow up and become men

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