Lions release receiver Titus Young

The Detroit Lions have parted ways with troubled wide receiver Titus Young.

Young, a second-round draft pick in 2011, has been disciplined multiple times in the past 12 months. Most recently, Young was told to stay away from the team facility because he intentionally lined up wrong in a Week 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Young tweeted in January that he preferred to be released if the Lions weren't going to include him in their future plans.

After lashing out on Twitter earlier in January when he threatened to never play football again, Young directed more thoughts at the team about his unhappiness.

"Oh I'm not done, if y'all going to cut me let me go. I'm tired of the threats," Young tweeted.

Young shortly followed with a another tweet that stated: "Never needed the money Give me a dollar and a ball bet I come back #HallofFame"

Young has been sent home by the team on three different occasions -- once for punching teammate Louis Delmas during an offseason workout program, then twice for repeated insubordinate behavior.

Young denied intentionally lining up in the wrong spot against the Packers, but Lions coach Jim Schwartz deemed the receiver's behavior as "unacceptable."

Young had 33 catches this past season and 81 in 26 career games.