(NEW YORK) — Instead of taking an opportunity to become a major part of the offense, Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young now finds himself benched for this Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans for his behavior during the team’s loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz didn’t go as far as to say Young was being suspended, but that he was being sent home and would be inactive for the team’s annual Thanksgiving game.
Young has struggled with behavioral issues in the past, this being just the latest incident for the second-year player.
“That is ground that we’ve already covered, and I thought that we would be past this, but we haven’t been,” Schwartz said. “His behavior on Sunday was unacceptable, and it hurts the team, particularly on offense.”
Young was the team’s second-round pick last season and has struggled with consistency so far during his career. This season he’s caught 33 passes for 383 yards and four touchdowns.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN