Martin Mayhew still extending a helping hand to Titus Young

Posted by ttwentyman on February 22, 2013 – 1:10 pm

Titus Young may no longer be a member of the Detroit Lions, but that doesn’t mean general manager Martin Mayhew isn’t willing to extent a helping hand to a man in need.

“We’re going to try and work with him and support him in any way possible,” Mayhew said Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “I feel like I want to help him deal with his problems, whatever they are, and we support them.”

Mayhew said he’s been in contact with Young’s family since he was released by the Rams and said he’ll continue to be supportive to him.

Young’s troubles have been well documented in Detroit, which led to his release on the first day teams could do so following the season. Young was claimed off waivers by the Rams — the only team to put in a claim on him — but was later released after the interview process.

Mayhew did reiterate that although he’s extended a helping hand to Young, the door is shut on any possible return to the Lions.

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6 Responses to “Martin Mayhew still extending a helping hand to Titus Young”

  1. By stephanie on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    when you sign these young guys like young they cant handle the fame and what comes with it he needs to grow up. I tip my hat off to the lions for showing this guys they need to be accountable for their action on and off the field. Its to bad becauce he has a bright future now its probable over.

  2. By Raymond on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Helping hand what does that mean? The sports press has let mayhew so off the hook it’s funny 4-12 eight weeks without a win. Are you kidding helping hand where does this madness stop Mr.Ford Iam a 3year old explain.

  3. By Dan on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    That is Mayhew’s business I suppose, but as a fan, Titus Young not playing football professionally is what I deem acceptable. What’s wrong Titus? Things not going well for the “best” WR in the game?

  4. By Ed on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Hey, give Mayhew a break, Titus is still human being, one of God’s creations. He has problems bigger than any sport or game. Mayhew should be commended for his willingness to help!!

  5. By Bob Rich on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    Nobody should fault Mr. Mayhew for what appears to be him offering support for Titus Young and his family. Nothing more than that, as he will never be a Lion again and has, through his actions arrived at a point that may entirely exclude him from an NFL career. Largely self-induced and he alone is responsible for his actions. I as a Lions fan bashed the hell out of this guy for what he did. That has nothing to do with the more important question of whether those around him; agents, players, family, maybe counselors can help him to evolve as a person and get with the program and maximize an opportunity that very FEW ever get: a chance to play professional football.

  6. By Dave "Waz" on Feb 28, 2013 | Reply

    It’s very natural to write off a guy like Young, especially considering his attitude of just being out for himself. But you can’t put 100% of the blame on Mayhew. With so many players on the board to pick from, you trying to fill the needs for your team, and the clock ticking away the seconds of your time to come up with a decision, I give the guy a pass. Let’s stop focusing on Young, let Mayhew help him behind the scenes and make up for it by drafting smarter this year. It’s okay to make a mistake if you learn from it. You don’t want bad history to repeat itself. Let’s applaud the guys like Burleson for restructureing their contracts and putting the team first. Lead by example.Maybe Titus will learn something from sitting out and salvage his career. And maybe not. No harm in trying and kudos to Mayhew for being concerned.

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