Titus Young's troubled tenure with the Detroit Lions is over.
The Lions released Young today on the first day teams can make roster moves after the Super Bowl, granting a request he seemed to be asking for on Twitter.
Young's agent, Kevin Poston, did not immediately return messages seeking comment, but Young's father, Richard Young, said his son was dealing with the news "pretty good."
"He'll be OK," Richard Young said. "He'll be fine. Titus will be fine."
A second-round pick out of Boise State in 2011, Young, 23, fell out of favor with the Lions this season after repeated acts of insubordinate behavior.
He was sent home by the organization three times in a seven-month span starting last May, when he punched teammate Louis Delmas during off-season workouts.
In a November loss to the Green Bay Packers, Young purposely lined up in the wrong spot on the field, and after returning to the team following a week's absence he was sent home for good when his presence became a distraction in the locker room.
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew left the door open for Young to return after the season, but Young lashed out at fans and the team on Twitter last month.
Among other rants, he appeared to taunt fans about the weather in Detroit from his home in California and wrote, "Oh I'm not done, if y'all going to cut me let me go. I'm tired of the threats."
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