Delmon Young Arrested

Detroit Tigers left fielder, Delmon Young was arrested on Friday April 27 after creating a scene outside a New York City hotel.

Young was approached by a “panhandler who appeared Jewish” according to the NY post.  Young exploded with anger screaming several negative things about Jews.

Another man approached Young when he was in the middle of screaming and things got physical.   Young pushed the man to the floor of the lobby and he was scratching the man as well.

The police were notified immediately and Young was arrested.  Currently he is charged with aggravated harassment.  Investigators are thinking about changing his charge to a hate crime.  Before Young was taken into custody, police took Young to a hospital because he was believed to be intoxicated.

Young posted a $5,000 bond at a hearing in a Manhattan court.  He was released less than an hour before the Tigers’ game again the Yankees.  Young could still receive up to a year in jail with the crime he faces.

Young has apologized to his fans, family, and teammates for the crime that he committed.  Young said, “I take this matter very serious and assure everyone that I will do everything I can to improve myself as a person and player.”

The Tigers places Young on the restricted list on Saturday morning replacing his spot in the lineup with infielder Danny Worth.

This hasn’t been the first time Young has been in trouble.  Back in 2006 he was suspended for 50 games without pay because he threw a bat that hit a replacement umpire in the chest after the umpire called strike three in the first inning.

Young is due back in court on May 29 where a decision about him will be made.  He faces up to a year in jail.