Twentyman: Titus Young has little to say about past transgressions

Posted Nov 30, 2012

Titus Young had the stage all to himself on Friday. He had a chance to clear the air and take responsibility for the actions that got him dismissed from the team last week. Young had a chance to explain his side of the story.

As the media gathered around his locker after practice, he turned around on his stool, kept his oversized sunglasses on with a black cap over his head and said he didn't want to talk about the past.

Here's his exchange with reporters:

Q. What led to your dismisal from the team for last week?

A. "Well, what happens in house stays in house."

Q. Are you disappointed you've been sent home from the facility twice in six months?

A. "Well, I just made my comment on that whole situation."

Q. How do you feel like you're progressing this week to get back in the mix?

A. "Well."

Q. Do you expect to play Sunday?

A. "Well, that's all in God's hands."

Q. Lions coach Jim Schwartz said you have to be more accountable and grow up, do you think what you're doing now is part of that?

A. "Well, you have to talk to Coach about that."

Q. What would you say to fans who wonder if they can trust you?

A. "Well, I'm not here to talk about that past."

Q. Do you understand people's curiousity about your situation?

A. No response

Q. Are you disappointed in yourself?

A. "I'm not here to comment about the past."

There were no apologies. No "my bad." No vows that better days were ahead of him.

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz hasn't closed the door on Young playing Sunday vs. Indianapolis, though it seems unlikely at this point.

"We'll see when we get to Sunday," he said. "When we get to Sunday we'll make the decision on who the best 46 are to give us a chance. We're taking it day-by-day."

Young returned to the team on Wednesday and has taken mostly second-team reps in the portion of practice open to the media. He was benched at the end of the Green Bay game for lining up in the wrong spot and not running routes hard - or correctly - and for being insubordinate.

Young's interview today did nothing to make anyone standing at that locker think he's learned from his mistakes and is on the right path to return.