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Former Lions WR Titus Young sentenced to four years in prison

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Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young’s latest run-in with the law has earned him time in prison.

Young, a second-round pick by the Lions out of Boise State in 2011, was sentenced to four years for his part in a 2016 street fight, TMZ Sports reported Monday.

Young was arrested in January 2016 in Los Angeles after he skipped out of a court-ordered mental facility and then got into a fight with his neighbor that involved a deadly weapon. He’s been locked up in the county jail since August.

Court records show Young pleaded no contest to one count of felony battery causing serious bodily injury, resulting in the four-year prison sentence.

Young spent two seasons in Detroit, collecting 81 catches for 990 yards and 10 touchdowns in 26 games in 2011-12. His stint in the NFL will be remembered far more for his behavioral issues, such as fighting teammate Louis Delmas and clashing with coaches.

Since he left the league, Young has had more than a few legal troubles. He was arrested twice in the same day in 2013 after he was cited for driving under the influence and then caught trying to break his car out of the impound lot. He was arrested a third time that week on charges of assaulting an officer during a home break-in. He was also arrested on five counts of battery in 2014.

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