Tigers outfielder Delmon Young arrested on hate-crime charge
NY, NY, United States (AHN Sports) – Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested on hate-crime charge in New York City after police say he attacked a group of men and yelled anti-Semetic remarks at them.
The incident reportedly occurred outside the Hilton New York, located near Times Square. Police also say Young was hospitalized in the early morning hours for allegedly appearing intoxicated.
Detroit baseball officials wouldn’t address the matter, in which Young faces a misdemeanor “aggravated harassment hate crime” charge as one man reportedly had scratches on him but refused medical attention.
“We are aware of the situation, however it is our club policy not to comment on pending legal matters,” the Tigers said in a statement Friday. “As we understand it, this is an allegation and we need to allow the legal process to take its course. It would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time. Per a provision in the Major League Baseball Basic Agreement, any allegation that involves alcohol is referred to MLB’s Employee Assistance Program.”