Authorities said that former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested in California for the third time in a week.
Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki said the 23-year-old Young was arrested late Friday in San Clemente for allegedly breaking into a home.
Balicki said Young fought with deputies after a foot chase.
He has been charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He was in custody Sunday on $75,000 bail.
Last Sunday, Young was arrested in Riverside County on suspicion of driving under the influence, then arrested again the same day for trying to take his car from a tow yard.
The Lions drafted Young in 2011 but released him in February after a drop in productivity and disputes with teammates.
Steelers great Butler dies
Jack Butler, driven from the NFL in his ninth season by a devastating knee injury while playing for the Steelers at Forbes Field, has died at 85.
"I loved the game," he said last summer before his August induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "I loved playing the game, I liked everything that went with it, the friends, everything, all the action. I liked the fame, I liked it all. I enjoyed it. I would have done it forever if I could have."
Instead, his career was cut short by a 1959 knee injury so severe it nearly killed him when a staph infection set in. On Saturday, John Bradshaw Butler, one of the Steelers' all-time greats and one of the NFL's best cornerbacks, died at UPMC Shadyside after battling the same staph infection that ended his days on the field.
Mr. Butler entered the hospital in November when the lingering staph infection attacked an artificial knee replacement, his son Mike Butler said. The infection persisted and Mr. Butler died at about 7:45 a.m., his son said.
Mr. Butler, who lived most of his life in Munhall, Pa., retired after nine seasons with 52 career interceptions, second-most in the NFL at the time.
- Associated Press