There's now a little bit more information about the fight that occurred between Detroit Lions second-year wide receiver Titus Young and fourth-year safety Louis Delmas. Young is being held out of further OTAs following an incident which was speculated to be instigated by him, and now we've got something of a confirmation.
Anwar Richardson of MLive.com reports, citing a source, that Young allegedly punched Delmas when he was not looking following a confrontation in voluntary workouts last week. In other words, Young reportedly sucker-punched Delmas when things got heated.
It makes sense then, that Delmas is at OTAs on Monday while Young is being disciplined and being held out. It's unclear if he'll be back sooner rather than later, or if he'll be back at all for further voluntary workouts. Schwartz declined to speak about the incident:
"This is the voluntary part of our offseason program," Schwartz said. "There is no need to comment. It sort of entails that it is not voluntary."
It's likely we're not going to hear much more from the Lions in regards to this incident, so we'll know what happens when and if Young returns for further voluntary workouts. Young was very productive in 2011 with over 600 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie, and by all accounts has a promising future in the NFL. Providing he stops punching teammates.