Former Detroit Lion Titus Young arrested for third time in a week

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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Authorities say former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was arrested in California for the third time in a week.

Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki says the 23-year-old Young was arrested late Friday in San Clemente for allegedly breaking into a home.

Balicki says Young fought with deputies after a foot chase.

Young has been charged with attempted burg­lary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He was in custody Sunday on $75,000 bail.

Last Sunday, Young was arrested in Riverside County on suspicion of driving under the influence then arrested again the same day for trying to take his car from a tow yard.

The Lions drafted Young in 2011, but released him in February after a drop in productivity and disputes with teammates.

PACKERS: Green Bay’s decision to shuffle its offensive line was based on the need to protect the team’s most important asset in quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

After doing postseason evaluations of schemes and players and ranking each player on the roster, coach Mike McCarthy and his staff determined that Bryan Bulaga and Josh Sitton were the team’s best offensive linemen.

McCarthy said their ranking led the coaches to having the best blockers protecting the blind side of Rodgers. Rodgers signed a five-year, $110 million extension last month that made him the NFL’s highest-paid player.

PANTHERS: Offensive coordinator Mike Shula believes Cam Newton is ready to take a big step forward entering this third year, providing he can manage the ups and downs that come with the job.

Newton has shown that he has the physical skills to be an elite quarterback.

Now, Shula wants to see him take a step forward emotionally, specifically when it comes to handling adversity.

“Probably the biggest thing for him is maintaining that balance,” Shula said. “Because everything around you during the football season is going to be up and down.”

At times TV cameras have caught Newton moping on the sidelines and even teammate Steve Smith has called him out in the past for sulking on the sidelines.

Newton wasn’t at the team’s rookie minicamp this weekend, but has said in the past he needs to control his emotions and become a better team leader.

“The more you can continue to stay on an even plane and lead the group of guys around you, the more effective you are going to be as a quarterback,” said Shula.

Much of Carolina’s offense is centered around Newton, who has thrown for 7,920 yards and 40 touchdowns and run for 1,447 yards and 22 touchdowns in his 32 starts for the Panthers.

Shula said his focus will be on making sure Newton continues to progress in his decision making ability.

“We want him to make quick decisions – and the right decisions – and get the ball out,” Shula said. “That helps the receivers and the offensive line and keeps people off of him. I think he’s gotten better each year.”


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