Lions receiver Titus Young said he felt it was his responsibility to apologize to his teammates after punching safety Louis Delmas during a recent voluntary workout according to Anwar Richardson of Mlive.com.
Young broke his silence after OTAs on Monday to say the incident is in the past.
“I felt personally it was important for me to get it off my chest and get the burden off my heart,” Young said. “Just seeing the guys just coming back and kind of feeling uneasy. Just kind of feeling that it’s not quite right, praying and feeling in my spirit. It’s just wasn’t right. I’ve never been the type of guy to just elaborate on things and let things in the past hold me back, but I felt like this is a family here and what we have going on here is bigger than me, bigger than any individual player.
“I felt like just getting the individualism out of the picture, to put it in the right words and right terms. It wasn’t about me. It was about everybody else. Everybody has to work together and everybody has to do their job. When you’re not doing your job, you have to be accountable for it. I felt like I could be accountable that way, letting it off my spirit. Now I can smile today [Young then smiled for the cameras after his last sentence].”
Young also said he is on good terms with Delmas again, and that both teammates are friends again.
“I’m fine with everybody,” Young said. “We were just joking in the training room. He just kicked my foot up in the training room. I laughed at him. We’re just joking around. Brotherly love, man.
“Just like I joke with you guys (media). Sometimes you (media) might get on my nerves. Sometimes I might get on your nerves, but it’s all love.”