Delmon Young was arrested early Friday morning after an incident at the Hilton Hotel on Sixth Avenue in New York, where the Tigers are scheduled to play a weekend series against the Yankees. The New York Post first reported that Young was “highly intoxicated” and pushed a man to the ground during a scuffle.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Young may be charged with an aggravated harassment hate crime — a misdemeanor:
“Basically, there was an incident at the hotel (and) some anti-Semitic remarks,” said Detective Joseph Cavitolo.
Cavitolo added that he was uncertain what set off the incident, which occurred around 2:30 a.m. ET, or if the other party involved was Jewish. The man that Young shoved to the ground suffered scratches on his arm.
Young, due to his inebriated state, had to be taken to the hospital “to sober up,” according to the Post, before police could process him.
#Tigers Delmon Young was in police custody as of 10am according to NYPD.
— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) April 27, 2012
The Tigers have yet to comment on the situation.
Back in 2006, Young was suspended for 50 games by the International League after throwing his bat at an umpire during a Triple-A matchup between Durham and Pawtucket.
Young was traded to the Tigers last August and was a key part of the team’s lineup during its run to the ALCS. He’s currently batting .242 with one home run and five RBI.