Why does the MLB even keep Assholes like Delmon & Dmitri Young? Drug & Alcohol Addictions, Domestic Violence and more... But hey kids, let's use Delmon & his brother Dmitri Young as heroes to look up to! One day you little kiddies can also be a drunken doper who beats woman!
Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested outside of the club's midtown Manhattan hotel after allegedly shoving a man to the ground and making anti-Semitic remarks, police say.
Young was "highly intoxicated," a police source told the New York Post, when the altercation occurred at 2:40 a.m outside the Hilton on Sixth Avenue. The Tigers begin a three-game series at Yankee Stadium on Friday night.
The Detroit Free Press reports that Young faces an "aggravated harassment hate crime charge" and that Young made anti-Semitic remarks during the incident.
Young reportedly was taken to Roosevelt Hospital to sober up before he was booked and charged with assault in the third degree.
He was the first overall pick in the 2003 draft, and in recent years finally rounded into a very solid major league contributor. Young played a key role in the Tigers' near-run to the World Series last season, hitting three home runs as the Tigers beat the Yankees in five games in the Division Series, and two more in their six-game loss to the Rangers in the AL Championship Series.
Tonight, the Tigers return to the stadium where they eliminated the Yankees. This time, presumably, Young will not be in the lineup. He's hitting .242 with a home run in 18 games this season.
Young's arrest apparently continues an unfortunate pattern of behavior marking he and older brother Dmitri's careers. As a minor leaguer in 2006, Delmon Young tossed a bat at an umpire after he was ejected from a game, earning a 50-game suspension.
Dmitri struggled with alcohol, depression and diabetes and a domestic violence conviction before a successful comeback in 2007 resulted in a surprise trip to baseball's All-Star Game. Dmitri was arrested in 2010 on possession of drug paraphernelia but was healthy and aiming for a comeback this season.