May 29, 2012; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receivers Nate Burleson (13) and Titus Young (16) during organized team activities at Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Titus Young's Statement is Just Words for Now


The Detroit Lions are back in Allen Park for another week of organized team activities and wide receiver Titus Young is back with the team.

He released a statement prior to rejoining his teammates on the practice field. It reads as follows:

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.

OK, now time to move on? Perhaps, but we, and more importantly Titus, will only have moved on once the statement is followed by a stretch of time in which his actions prove that he meant his words.

The only way to prove he’s really “sorry for those times when [he] didn’t meet those standards” is to do everything he needs to do to meet those standards from this point forward.

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