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Titus Young's 'apathetic' attitude irks Lions

We still don't know when the Detroit Lions will allow receiver Titus Young back at the team's facility after he threw a "sucker punch" at teammate Louis Delmas.

It is becoming more clear, however, why Young was told to stay away. (Despite protests to the contrary.)

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that Young's attitude was wearing thin even before the fracas with Delmas.

"By all accounts, he was apathetic when coaches weren't involved in workouts early this offseason, something that didn't sit well with Lions veterans," Birkett writes. "It's unclear if he'll be back this spring and how his petulance will be received once he returns, but he has the potential to be a dangerous No. 2 receiver."

Unlike teammates Mikel Leshoure and Nick Fairley, Young hasn't had multiple run-ins with the law. Young also showed as a rookie that he's going to be a big contributor in the pros. He just needs to get his head on straight.

It sounds like the Lions veterans are a big reason why Young is not back with the team yet. His time away from the Lions may be coach Jim Schwartz's way of adjusting Young's "apathetic" attitude before he upsets any more teammates.

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