Wideout Titus Young continues Twitter rant vs. Lions
Detroit, MI, United States (4E Sports) – Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young stepped up his Twitter rant to voice his displeasure with the team and force the organization to release him.
In a series of tweets, Young lashed out at the Lions for threatening that he will never play football again.
“Oh I’m not done, if y’all going to cut me let me go. I’m tired of the threats,” Young tweeted.
He followed it with another tweet that said: “Never needed the money Give me a dollar and a ball bet I come back #HallofFame”.
Young has been sent home by the team on three different occasions — once for punching teammate Louis Delmas during an offseason workout program and twice for repeated insubordinate behavior.
In November, Young earned coach Jim Schwartz after he allegedly lined up in the wrong position on purpose in a game against the Green Bay Packers, something he later denied.
Recently, Young tweeted that he would retire if he didn’t have more passes thrown his way. The 2011 second-round pick had 33 catches this past season and 81 in 26 career games.
“Like I said I never been selfish but if I’m not going to get the football i don’t want to play anymore,” Young said on Twitter.
“We obviously still have some ground to cover there,” Schwartz said when asked about Young’s tweets.
“Every offensive player wants the football, and there are good ways to go about getting that and not so good ways about trying to get that done. This is a pretty good example of a not-so-good way,” Schwartz added.