Titus Young Releases Statement On OTA Absence

Titus Young released a statement on his absence from Lions OTAs last week.

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Titus Young's Statement On His Absence From Lions OTAs

Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been absent from OTAs after an incident with teammate Louis Delmas, being held out by the team. Young reportedly punched Delmas in the face, resulting in the wide receiver missing a week of OTAs.

Young has released a statement about his absence from practices:

"My recent actions have not always been up to the standards the Lions expect or the standards that I expect from myself. I am truly sorry for those times when I didn't meet those standards.

"My absence from the practice facility and the OTAs last week was necessary for both myself and the team.

"The time away from the team afforded me the opportunity to reflect and come to the realization that by putting those incidents behind me I will be able to focus on becoming the best teammate and player that I can be."

There has been no announcement in regards to when Young will return to the voluntary practices.

For more on the Lions' offseason, head over to the SB Nation blog Pride of Detroit. Stay tuned to this StoryStream for more from OTAs.

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Titus Young Not At Lions OTAs After Fight With Teammate

Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was held out of OTAs on Monday as discipline for a fight last week with safety Louis Delmas during voluntary workouts. There is no word yet on how much time he will miss. Delmas attended and participated in activities Monday.

When asked about the incident, head coach Jim Schwartz declined to comment.

"This is the voluntary part of our offseason program," Schwartz said. "There is no need to comment. It sort of entails that it is not voluntary. I'm not going to comment on any other thing, other than (Stephen) Tulloch (who will miss the next few weeks to an injury) because Tulloch will be down for a significant period of time."

After the two players got into a confrontation, Young reportedly punched Delmas when he wasn't looking. The Lions' 2011 NFL Draft class continues to give the team headaches with running back Mikel Leshoure, defensive lineman Nick Fairley and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath all having been cited for marijuana possession this offseason.

For more on the Lions' offseason, head over to the SB Nation blog Pride of Detroit. Stay tuned to this StoryStream for more from OTAs.

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