UPDATED: Tigers' Delmon Young Charged with Hate Crime in NYC Brawl
The New York Post broke news today that Tigers outfielder Delmon Young allegedly assaulted a man outside an NYC hotel room early this morning. Police reported that Young was "highly intoxicated." As if the story couldn't sound any worse, the Detroit Free Press reports Young could be charged with a hate crime. “Basically, there was an incident at the hotel (and) some anti-Semitic remarks,” Detective Joseph Cavitolo told the Freep. Just to clarify, we're talking about Delmon Young here. Not his brother Dmitri. Sigh.
Update: Fri. 7:13 p.m. -- The Detroit News reported that Young issued a statement apologizing for his action.
"I sincerely regret what happened last night," Young said in a statement. "I take this matter very seriously and assure everyone that I will do everything I can to improve myself as a person and player."
The Free Press reported that his attorney Daniel Ollen said around 6 p.m. Friday that he was about to post $5,000 bond for Young. He was released before the game against the Yankees, but did not play. The Yankees won in the bottom of the ninth, 7-6, the result of a wild pitch.