Titus Young can't afford what he wants to buy. Unfortunately, he lacks the perspective to comprehend this.

The Detroit Lions wide receiver wants to be a diva. That's nothing new for his position in the NFL, since recent history is littered with wideouts who love the spotlight, throw tantrums or change their names to their uniform numbers in Spanish. Wide receivers are almost expected to come with drama and/or demands these days, so perhaps Young feels a sense of positional entitlement.

Young, however, is intent on enacting drama from a stage that does not exist. If a Terrell Owens gives a brow-raising quote, you roll with it. If a Chad Ochocinco ruffles some feathers, it's overlooked. Titus Young cannot afford such things. He simply hasn't earned the credibility on or off the field to cash in the chips it takes for a team's PR staff to work around such a nuisance.

In fact, Young is not worth even a fraction of the trouble he's created. It's amazing that he's even employed by the Lions at this point. The team's second-round pick in 2011 out of Boise State was supposed to take attention away from Calvin Johnson on the field, but instead he's insisted on off-the-field attention of the worst kind.

Perhaps the Lions should have noticed Young would become quite the nuisance since he had issues at Boise State as well, serving a suspension his sophomore season for punching a teammate. He would do the same last May when he decked safety Louis Delmas and was sent home from the Lions OTAs. During the 2012 season, Young became a "distraction", according to head coach Jim Schwartz, after causing frustration for assistants Shawn Jefferson and Scott Linehan. His own teammates were even ready for the team to move on without him.