View Full Version : Royals Detroit Tigers Delmon Young arrested for supposedly committing a hate crime?

Al Bundy
04-27-2012, 03:20 PM
Ok, Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.. time to go ballistic, a racist committed a hate crime.

NEW YORK -- Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young has been arrested on a hate-crime harassment charge after police say he attacked a group of men and yelled anti-Semitic epithets.

Police say Young was standing outside of the Hilton New York, not far from Times Square. A group of about four Chicago tourists staying there were approached by a panhandler wearing a yarmulke.

As the group walked up to the hotel doors, Young started yelling anti-Semitic epithets. Police say it's not clear who he was yelling at, but he got into a tussle with one of the Chicago group, who sustained scratches to his elbows.

The man, 32, refused medical attention, New York detective Joseph Cavitolo told the Detroit Free Press.

Police were called, and Young was arrested at 4 a.m. local time at 54th Street and 6th Avenue. He was hospitalized at first because he was believed to be intoxicated.

Young faces a misdemeanor "aggravated harassment hate crime" charge and was being processed Friday, Cavitolo said, according to the Free Press.

Cavitolo said he did not know if the alleged victim of the harassment, which was said to have happened around 2:30 a.m. ET, was Jewish.

Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski had no comment when reached by The Associated Press. The team said in a statement that it was aware of the incident. Because of a provision in baseball's labor contract, the team said any allegation involving alcohol is referred to baseball's employee assistance program.

"It would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time," the Tigers said.

An email sent to Young's agent wasn't immediately returned. His lawyer declined to comment.

The Tigers said Young is not in the starting lineup for Friday night's game against the Yankees. The Tigers were home on Thursday afternoon, when Young went 0 for 3 with a walk in a 5-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Young is hitting .242 with one home run and five RBIs, is signed to a one-year contract for $6,725,000 and can become a free agent after the season.

In 2006, Young was suspended for 50 games without pay by the International League for throwing a bat that hit a replacement umpire in the chest. Young, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft, was ejected in the first inning after taking a called third strike. He lingered in the batter's box, walked away and then threw his bat end over end at the umpire, hitting him in the chest.

Young has played for the Tigers since last season after spending two seasons with the Minnesota Twins. He's the younger brother of former outfielder and first baseman Dmitri Young.

04-27-2012, 03:35 PM
well that wasn't very nice of him

04-27-2012, 04:09 PM
He should have been a Raider.

Dr. Johnny Fever
04-27-2012, 04:19 PM
Is this going to affect the Royals chances of winning tonight?