Following a skirmish last week that involved Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young and safety Louis Delmas, Young missed the last two days of organized team activities (OTAs). It was reported yesterday that not only had Young punched Delmas when he wasn’t looking, but that he was asked to not participate in OTAs.
According to a team report today, however, Young was not officially suspended by the Lions and Tim Twentyman instead said “his absence Monday was not the result of any punitive action by the team.”
I don’t know about that. I’m sure there was some sort of understood agreement between the sides involved to maybe “sit this one out.” Especially when you’re dealing with one of the leaders on the defense and certainly on the team in Delmas.
When asked his opinions of the incident, wide receiver Nate Burleson did his very best to downplay the whole thing. Even going so far as to say it happens regularly across the league.
“We (Burleson and Stephen Tulloch) were working out,” Burleson said. “I don’t know if it was a punch, a push or a shove. It’s one of those things that happen all the time. When I played in Minnesota, we fought like every other day, and we were the closest team that I’ve been on up until that point. A scuffle in every eight or nine months here, that’s something rare. That shows you we don’t do it often. » Continue reading “Nate Burleson Downplays Titus Young, Louis Delmas Fight”