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Detroit Lions WR Titus Young was deactivated in Week 12 after “insubordination” that included intentionally lining up at the wrong position against the Packers.Today he was placed on injured reserve for a knee injury, ending his season.
Coach Jim Schwartz announced the news, and fired a parting shot Young’s way.
Anwar Richardson of mlive.com got the excellent quote:
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) December 5, 2012
It has never been reported that Young failed to show up to practice or meeting this year. But the Detroit Free Press cited “repeated acts of insubordination” as the reason Young was essentially banished from the team, so it’s possible.
Lions beat reporter Dave Birkett called the decision to place Young on IR “a joke,” and implied that it was just a way to the banishment for sabotage official.