Lions release wide receiver Young
The Detroit Lions have released wide receiver Titus Young.
The team made the announcement Monday. It wasn’t much of a surprise.
“If y’all going to cut me let me go,” Young posted on his Twitter account last month. “I’m tired of the threats.”
An email seeking comment was sent to Young on Monday. Young was banished from the team in November for what Jim Schwarz called unacceptable behavior and was later put on injured reserve. Young was also told to stay away from the team during its last offseason for punching teammate Louis Delmas when the safety wasn’t looking.
Detroit drafted Young out of Boise State in 2011 and he had 48 receptions for 607 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie. His production dropped off last season.
Record betting on Super Bowl: At Las Vegas, sports fans bet a record $98.9 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Monday.
Unaudited tallies show 183 sports books made $7.2 million on the football action. The San Francisco 49ers started out as a 5-point favorite but the Baltimore Ravens won 34-31.
Odds makers say California fans drove the unprecedented handle, flooding Las Vegas and the Lake Tahoe area with wagers on the hometown team, which hadn’t been in the Super Bowl since 1995.
“Northern Nevada gets swamped with 49er money,” LVH book director Jay Kornegay said.
Baltimore plans parade, celebration: At Baltimore, the city was in party-planning mode a day after the Ravens’ Super Bowl victory.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city’s parade for the team today will begin at City Hall and end with a free celebration at M&T Bank Stadium.
The lineup was still being finalized as the team arrived Monday in Maryland.