Tigers’ Delmon Young Gets 7-Day Suspension For New York Hate Crime Incident
Delmon Young of the Detroit Tigers has been suspended one week for an incident in New York, in which he allegedly yelled anti-Semitic comments at a group of men outside the team’s hotel last week, Major League Baseball has announced.
BREAKING: Tigers OF Delmon Young suspended 7 days for last week's incident in New York.—
(@MLB) April 30, 2012
Young was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. Friday when, reportedly intoxicated, he yelled a series of offensive remarks and allegedly pushed a man to the ground outside the hotel. He was charged with an aggravated aggravated harassment hate crime, a misdemeanor.
Young released a statement the following day apologizing for the incident.
“I sincerely regret what happened last night,” he said. “I take this matter very seriously and assure everyone that I will do everything I can to improve myself as a person and player.”