Detroit Lions cut former Boise State football star Titus Young

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
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Former Boise State star receiver Titus Young was cut by the Detroit Lions on Monday. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Former Boise State star receiver Titus Young was cut by the Detroit Lions on Monday. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

The Detroit Lions have cut former Boise State wide receiver Titus Young, the team’s website reported Monday.

Young has been productive but, like at Boise State, has had discipline problems during his two-year career with the Lions. The former second-round draft pick was banned from the team once last spring and twice during the season.

He apparently irritated the Lions more when he took to Twitter last month to give his take on the situation.

“Oh I’m not done, if y’all going to cut me let me go. I’m tired of the threats,” one of his tweets read.

Coach Jim Schwartz told reporters: “Every offensive player wants the football, and there is good ways to go about getting that and there’s not so good ways trying to get that done, and this is a pretty good example of not so good idea.”

Young has played in 26 NFL games (17 starts) and registered 81 receptions for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was drafted 44th overall in 2011.

He set Boise State single-season and career records for receiving yards despite missing most of his sophomore season because of team suspensions.

The Detroit Free Press spoke to Richard Young, Titus’ dad.

“He’s dealing with it pretty good,” Richard Young said. “He’s all right. He’ll be OK. He’ll be fine. Titus will be fine.”

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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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