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NFL: Titus Young turned down our help

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04:42 PM ET 05.31 | Before things got really bad for former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young, the NFL made multiple attempts to lend a helping hand, according to a report from Eric Adelson of Yahoo! Sports on Thursday. However, the young wideout spurned all of the league's offers. Troy Vincent, director of player engagement for the NFL, said in the report that people close to Young contacted the league last year with worries about him, but Young turned the NFL's help away: "It was someone very, very close to him who was just concerned - really concerned. Once we got the call, we sent someone out to meet with him. We were told he was not interested in support. We went to people very close to his center of influence, to reach out to see how we can support him. The response was of someone who is not open arms to being supported."

Eric Adelson/Yahoo! Sports

Former Lions wide receiver Titus Young, Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports Former Lions wide receiver Titus Young, Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports
May 31, 2013  05:07 PM ET

It is easy to mock this kid. But my guess is that he has something wrong with him, psychiatrically. I hope he gets his life together.

May 31, 2013  05:28 PM ET

The league needs to stay out of everybody's life. It's not an employers job to watch over their personnel life. If he shows up to play, play him. If he can't make it to work fire him. You don't like the way he behaves, don't hire him. See how cheap and easy that is.

May 31, 2013  06:00 PM ET

The better question is, where were his father's concerns when Titus, was in high school and College? I'm sure his mental issues aren't just now surfacing. It's sad that it had to get to this point for his so called support group to voice their concern. P&R gimmick in my book.

May 31, 2013  06:58 PM ET

Let me get this straight. The Detroit Lions who have more people in line-ups then the Rocketts, tried to help this guy and he said no? Must not be all that bad a problem if even he can recognize how screwed up they are and turn them down. LOL

May 31, 2013  07:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The better question is, where were his father's concerns when Titus, was in high school and College? I'm sure his mental issues aren't just now surfacing. It's sad that it had to get to this point for his so called support group to voice their concern. P&R gimmick in my book.

My bet is the dad only showed up when da moooney did.

May 31, 2013  07:49 PM ET
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My bet is the dad only showed up when da moooney did.

And split as soon as the money did.

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