A member of Titus Young’s inner circle reached out to the NFL for help long before he landed in a California jail, but the troubled former Detroit Lions receiver declined the league’s assistance, Yahoo Sports reported. Troy Vincent, the league’s director of player engagement, told Yahoo that someone “very, very close” to Young was “really concerned” about him last year and that his department “tried multiple times” to work with Young. “We were told he was not interested in support," Vincent told the website. "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.” Young has been arrested three times this month and is in jail in Orange County, Calif., jail facing up to 10 years in prison on charges of burglary, attempted burglary and assaulting police. Prosecutors in Riverside County, Calif., are still weighing whether to charge Young for DUI and burglary in two more incidents. Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch told the Free Press earlier this month that he reached out to the league to try to get Young help after he had a chance encounter with his former teammate while flying from Miami to Detroit this off-season.
Report: Titus Young declined NFL's assistance last year
Detroit Free Press | May 31