Titus Young Returns For Lions' OTA, Releases Statement On Absence

Titus Young is back in the building. After missing all of last week's OTAs due to his alleged sucker punch on Louis Delmas, Young returned to the team on Tuesday and is taking part in the most recent OTA session, according to Tim Twentyman. This signals that his suspension/hiatus/whatever you want to call it is over.

In conjunction with his return to the Lions, Young released a statement to apologize for his actions and explain why he was away from the team last week. Details of what happened between him and Delmas aren't shared, but the statement does refer to "incidents." Here it is:

"My recent actions have not always been up to the standards the Lions expect or the standards that I expect from myself. I am truly sorry for those times when I didn’t meet those standards.

"My absence from the practice facility and the OTAs last week was necessary for both myself and the team.

"The time away from the team afforded me the opportunity to reflect and come to the realization that by putting those incidents behind me I will be able to focus on becoming the best teammate and player that I can be."

It appears that we can now begin to put this story in the rear-view mirror. Last week, it was unclear just how long Young would be away from the team, but with him back on Tuesday, the absence ended up being only one week.

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