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Titus Young arrested twice in 15-hour span, police say

When Titus Young was released by the St. Louis Rams just 10 days after being claimed off waivers in February, it was natural to wonder if the wide receiver's NFL career might be over.

Now there are two more reasons to believe so.

Young was arrested twice in 15 hours by the Moreno Valley Police Department in Southern California on Sunday, according to details obtained by NFL.com.

Sgt. Lisa McConnell of the Moreno Valley Police Department said at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, police conducted a traffic stop after Young drove into oncoming traffic and made an illegal left turn directly in front of the patrol car. Young was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Hours after he was released from the detention center Sunday afternoon, police responded to a call at 2:22 p.m. about a man jumping over the fence of a tow company yard. It turns out it was Young looking for his black Mustang that was towed following his DUI arrest.

Titus Young mugshot from Sunday, May 5, 2013, courtesy Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Titus Young mugshot from Sunday, May 5, 2013, courtesy Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Officers then arrested Young again, this time on a burglary charge, when it was determined he was trying to abscond with his own vehicle.

The Oakland Press originally reported on Young's arrests.

Should Young find himself in the hoosegow one more time this week, he can match former New York Jets cornerback Cliff Harris' three arrests in nine days.

If not for previous reports suggesting Young has battled serious mental and emotional issues, this story literally would be incredible. It reads like a rejected film script.

The incident is the latest sign that Young is detached from reality. If he ever gets another shot in the NFL, it will be because he finally conceded to seek professional help after repeatedly denying the Detroit Lions' requests to do so in 2012.

Follow Chris Wesseling on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.

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