Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/29/12
Even with franchise player Cliff Avril away from the team and unsigned, the absence of second-year wide receiver Titus Young was bigger news last week at Lions organized team activities. Young was back at practice Tuesday and released a statement that didn't clarify the exact reason he wasn't with the team last week. Young reportedly was kept away from the team because of a fight with safety Louis Delmas in which Delmas was "sucker punched." "My recent actions have not always been up to the standards the Lions expect or the standards that I expect from myself," Delmas said. "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." Second-year defensive tackle Nick Fairley was also participating in practice after a weekend DUI arrest. Fairley was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana last month. Both incidents were in Mobile, Ala.
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