Delmon Young Arrested for Hate Crime: Outfielder Yells Anti-Semitic Remarks, According to Report

Delmon Young has more problems that just his slow start to the 2012 MLB Season.
Delmon Young has more problems that just his slow start to the 2012 MLB Season. Reuters

Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested Friday morning for an alleged hate crime.

Young reportedly harassed a panhandler in New York City. The Tigers are in New York to play the Yankees, and the incident reportedly happened at about 1:30 p.m. ET.

According to police, a man with a yarmulke approached a group of tourists. The group walked up to the doors of the Hilton New York hotel, and Young started screaming racial epithets at them.

The New York post claims Young yelled, F***ing Jews! F**k*ing Jews!

Things soon turned physical, as reports say the ballplayer shoved one of the men to the ground, and he suffered scratches on his elbows.

The police were eventually called, who promptly arrested Young. He was believed to be drunk, and was taken to the hospital first.

It's unclear whether or not Young will play against the Yankees. Detroit faces New York at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

This isn't the first time Young has gotten into trouble for losing his temper. In 2006, the former first overall pick was suspended for 50 games after throwing a bat that hit a Minor League umpire in the chest.

Young is batting just .242 on the young MLB season.

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