Young Reportedly Yelled “Fucking Jews!”, Shoved Jewish Man, Faces Hate Crime Charges
Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested following an altercation with Jews outstide of the Hilton Midtown Manhattan in New York City.
Just after 2:40 AM last night, Young was “highly intoxicated” and leaving the hotel when he spotted a homeless Jewish man wearing a yamulke surrounded by a group of Jewish men. (Wow, sounds like a nightmare…)
Young reportedly started shouting “Fucking Jews!” and the group of Jews approached him. Young pushed one of the Jewish men and he fell to the ground.
The Jewish group immediately called 9-1-1 to report the incident.
The New York Post wrote “the victim suffered scratches on his arm and was treated at the scene by paramedics”.
Young faces a misdemeanor aggravated harassment hate crime charge.
Young has a history of losing his temper on and off the field. Back in 2006, he threw his bat at an umpire and was suspended for 50 games.