Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/30/12
Major League Baseball suspended Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young for one week without pay Monday following his drunken anti-Semitic rant and arrest. The suspension is retroactive to last Friday, when the incident occurred, the league announced. "Those associated with our game should meet the responsibilities and standards that stem from our game's stature as a social institution," commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "An incident like this cannot and will not be tolerated. I understand that Mr. Young is regretful, and it is my expectation that he will learn from this unfortunate episode." Young was arrested and charged with hate crime harassment at about 2:40 a.m. Friday after he shouted anti-Semitic slurs and allegedly shoved a tourist to the ground outside the Hilton Hotel in New York City, the New York Post reported. The tourist was chatting with a panhandler who was wearing a yarmulke and a Star of David before Young's outburst. The 26-year-old was released on $5,000 bail Friday night and benched by the Tigers on Saturday. The team announced over the weekend that Young would undergo alcohol and anger evaluation. This is just the latest trouble for the hot-tempered Young, who was suspended 50 games in 2006 in the minors for chucking a bat at an umpire. He is eligible to return Friday. Last May, MLB announced a two-week suspension and an undisclosed fine for Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell after he allegedly made gay slurs and used foul language to fans before a game with the San Francisco Giants.
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