(WXYZ) - The Detroit Lions released troubled wide receiver Titus Young today.
The former second round pick has faced numerous disciplinary issues since joining the team in 2011, including being suspended by the team for six games last season.
The latest incidents came from Young's Twitter account. Last month, he demanded the ball more – or else “I don’t want to play anymore.”
Head coach Jim Schwartz responded by calling his public outburst a “not-so-good” way of looking for more involvement in the offense.
In his latest tweets, sent out two weeks ago, he taunted the Lions management, who said they planned to use a plan to better his situation with the team this offseason.
Young posted the following messages to his account:
“Oh I’m not done, if y’all going to cut me let me go. I’m tired of the threats.”
“Never needed the money Give me a dollar and a ball bet I come back #HallofFame”
He appears to have gotten his wish.
Young was sent home from the Lions three times last year. In the offseason, he sucker-punched teammate Louis Delmas, and during the season, was sent home two times for behavior issues.
Schwartz was quoted after the first series of tweets this winter, saying, “We obviously still got some ground to cover there,” regarding Young’s maturity.
He will cost the Lions a reported $900,000 against the salary cap this season, but the team will save over $200,000 in bonuses.
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