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Delmon Young, Detroit Tigers outfielder, arrested on hate crime charge in NYC

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Delmon Young #21 of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait on February 28, 2012 at Joker Marchant Staduim in Lakeland, Florida. Elsa/Getty Images

Delmon Young of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla., on February 28, 2012.
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested on a hate crime-harassment charge Friday morning after he allegedly got into a fight with a group of men and yelled anti-Semitic epithets.

Police say early Friday morning Young was standing outside the Hilton New York, not far from Times Square, when a group of about four Chicago tourists staying there was approached by a panhandler wearing a yarmulke,  a traditional Jewish head-covering. As the group walked up to the hotel doors, Young started yelling anti-Semitic epithets.

Police say it's not clear whom he was yelling at, but Young 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.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Young is facing an "aggravated harassment hate crime" charge, which is a misdemeanor.

The Tigers reportedly arrived in New York last night for a three-day series against the Yankees.

  • Crimesider Staff

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