THE NAME Adam "Pacman" Jones always comes up when the conversation centers around athletes who are in trouble with the law. Jones, now with the Cincinnati Bengals, was arrested at least eight times from July 2005 to July 2011, and had numerous other run-ins with the law.
The bar for unlawful off-the-field behavior might have been reset by free-agent receiver Titus Young.
Early Saturday morning, the troubled 23-year-old Young was arrested for the third time in 6 days, including twice on the same day.
Young was arrested and charged with suspicion of burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest after police responded to a 911 burglary call from a house in San Clemente, Calif., Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki told NFL.com yesterday.
Balicki said Young was outside the home when police arrived, and after "a brief foot pursuit," Young was arrested by deputies.
"There were some punches thrown, some kicks, but there was no Tasering," Balicki said to NFL.com.
Bail was set at $75,000, but since Young already was out on bond, Balicki said it's unlikely Young would be released before his arraignment today.
Last Sunday, Young was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence and was arrested later that afternoon when he was caught scaling the fence of an impound lot trying to steal his own car.
Trouble is nothing new to Young. He was suspended for fighting a teammate while a sophomore at Boise State and was sent home as a pro when he sucker-punched Detroit teammate Louis Delmas during OTAs last year. Later in the season, he was suspended after getting into a verbal exchange with receivers coach Shawn Jefferson. He was waived in February. The St. Louis Rams signed Young on Feb. 5 and then released him 10 days later, stating that they decided to go in a different direction.
With his football career probably over, someone needs to get a hold of this kid before his numbers get close to Jones'.