Nate Woelfel

Titus Young Reportedly Turned Down NFL's Help

Created on May. 31, 2013 1:12 PM EST

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young made plenty of headlines this month when he was arrested three times in a week, including twice in the span of 24 hours.

A report released Friday by Yahoo! Sports shows that states that someone close to young reached out to the NFL expressing concern about Young’s wellbeing almost 18 months before his flurry of off-field troubles.

"It was someone very, very close to him who was just concerned -- really concerned," Troy Vincent, the league’s director of player engagement told Yahoo! Sports. "Once we got the call, we sent someone out to meet with him."

But it appears as though Young was not interested in the services that the league was offering.

"We were told he was not interested in support," Vincent said to Yahoo!. "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, who was released by the Lions in February, is currently being held in an Orange County, Ca. prison and is facing 11 counts of burglary, which carries a maximum of 10 years of jail time.

He is due back in court on June 4 for a pre-trial hearing. 

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