Titus Young’s Refusal of NFL Help Was Tip of the Iceberg for Troubled WR

May 31, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Recently, Titus Young has become the subject of headlines and punchlines after being arrested three times in one week. It turns out that the former NFL wide receiver was offered help long before he stole the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
Eric Adelson of Yahoo! Sports reports that the league, led by director of player engagement and former defensive back Troy Vincent, reached out to Young more than a year before his recent legal woes. The former Boise State star declined the help:
"It was someone very, very close to him who was just concerned – really concerned," Vincent told Yahoo! Sports by phone on Tuesday. "Once we got the call, we sent someone out to meet with him."
Vincent said his department "tried multiple times" to work with Young to no avail.
"We were told he was not interested in support," Vincent said. "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 o...

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