Young arrested on hate assault charge

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 27, 2012
Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young has been arrested on a hate crime assault charge 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, not far from Times Square. 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. He was first hospitalized because he was believed to be intoxicated. A call to the team wasn't immediately returned. Young was first drafted into the majors in 2003. He played for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2006 before being traded to the Minnesota Twins prior to the 2008 season. Young stayed with the Twins until last season where he was traded to the Detroit Tigers on August 15. In his first at-bat in the playoffs as a Tiger, he hit a homerun off CC Sabathia. Before joining the majors, controversy hit Young while playing for the Triple-A Durham Bulls. During a game against the Pawtucket Red Sox, he threw a bat at an umpire. Young has struggled at the plate so far this season, hitting .242, with 1 homer and 5 RBI. Newscore contributed to this story
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