DETROIT (CBS Detroit) The St. Louis Rams confirmed Friday that troubled wide receiver Titus Young was cut just nine days after the team picked him up following his stint with the Detroit Lions.
Per the team’s Twitter feed, coach Jeff Fisher said, “We spent probably four or five days with him. At the end of the interview process, we decided it was best for us to go another direction.” The team added Fisher had notified Young’s agent and said health was “not a factor” in the decision.
“We saw Titus as an outstanding young player,” the team said. “The things that took place in Detroit were well documented from a media standpoint.”
Before the Rams’ confirmation, Rob Parker, the broadcaster with a dubious reputation, was exclusively reporting the cut, adding Young may “never play football again.”
The new broke just before Fisher held a press conference to introduce new defensive coordinator Tim Walton, who was a Lions assistant coach when Young was on the team. Young was banned from games for bad behavior — on and off the field, including sucker punching teammate Louis Delmas and lining up in the wrong lanes — and was cut by the Lions.