Tigers Outfielder Delmon Young Arrested
Detroit Tigers left fielder has been arrested on a hate crime harassment charge in New York 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. 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.
Police were called, and Young was arrested on a charge of aggravated harassment as a hate crime.
A call to the team and an email to Young's agent weren't immediately returned.
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