April 27, 2012
Tigers outfielder arrested after shouting anti-Semitic remarks
Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested outside of a New York hotel for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks.
Young was arrested early Friday morning outside of the Hilton in Midtown Manhattan, where he was staying before a series with the New York Yankees begins on Friday night.
According to the Associated Press, a group of tourists staying at the hotel were approached by a panhandler wearing a yarmulke. According to the New York Post, Young yelled anti-Semitic epithets at the group. Young also reportedly shoved one of the men, who sustained minor injuries.
Young faces a misdemeanor aggravated harassment hate crime charge. He was taken to the hospital after the incident, as he was believed to have been intoxicated, New York Police Department spokesman, Detective Joseph Cavitolo, told the Detroit Free Press.
He told the newspaper that it was unclear whether the alleged victim was Jewish.
Young endured a 50-game suspension in 2006 for throwing a bat at an umpire. It is unclear whether he will be allowed to play in Friday’s game.