Tigers outfielder arrested; hate crime investigation under way
Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was in police custody Friday morning.
April 27th, 2012
11:49 AM ET

Tigers outfielder arrested; hate crime investigation under way

Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested in Manhattan early Friday and charged with aggravated harassment after a dispute with another man, New York police said.

Young appeared intoxicated when police arrived at the scene outside the New York Hilton, and he was treated and released from a hospital Friday morning, police Detective Martin Speechley said. The other person involved in the dispute, a 26-year-old male, sustained minor injuries but refused treatment, Speechley said.

Young was in police custody Friday morning, the detective said.

The aggravated harassment charge is a misdemeanor, but Speechley said the case is being investigated as a possible hate crime because of "religious statements made" during the dispute. If there is evidence to support a hate crime, the seriousness of the charge would be "elevated," he said.

The team issued a brief statement Friday afternoon.

"We are aware of the situation, however it is our club policy not to comment on pending legal matters," the statement said. "As we understand it, this is an allegation and we need to allow the legal process to take its course."

The Tigers are in New York for a three-game series against the Yankees beginning Friday.

The team lost to the Seattle Mariners in Detroit on Thursday afternoon before flying to New York.

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  1. NUMBNUT

    Didn't Delmon throw a bat at an umpire while in the minors once? He's a hot head.

    April 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jowl

    obviously beat up a jewish guy.

    April 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • William

      That's a popular sport for Liberals. Fun for the whole family!

      April 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. noworries

    Good thing he wasn't in Florida he'd have been shot!!!

    April 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Black men make-up a disproportionate amount of infantry just as black people in general make-up a disproportionate amount of welfare. Young black men growing up in filthy drug infested inner cities have few if two choices: gangasta or militia. Even if they choose gangsta and get caught in criminal acts, oftentimes their crimes are probated if the young man agrees to a 4 yr. military contract. These are the same 25-35 yr. olds who fraudulently claim military disabilty and never work another day in their entire lives. (except for the cash businesses they run near military bases selling phat tires wheelz and stereos to returning soldier buddies that survived)

    April 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wotzzamattawidyouz

      I guess you are referring to the African armies since that isn't true of American soldiers. Where on earth do you get your ideas from anyway, Rush L or Bill O?

      April 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dear Abby

      He makes it up, lmao!

      April 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. D987654321

    So, what's the problem with publishing the comments he allegedly made?

    April 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Judge Xpditier Justice (by Philip)

    Zimmerman is guilty of manslaughter and should recieve at least 10 yrs. in prison. Final answer. Call the next case, please. (slams gavel down) Clear the courtroom and if ya keep yakking I'll start cutting babies in two. 🙂

    April 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wotzzamattawidyouz

      Zimmerman is innocent, you need to actually read the facts & if you do with logic instead of a hanging mentality you will see the truth. If that is too hard for you simply wait for a verdict, how hard can it be?

      April 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ripley, believe it! Or dont!

    THIS blog did NOT mention WHAT was said however the television news did! Delmon Young made racial slurs as well as religious ones! It doesnt matter, everything he said was uncalled for and he is a disgrace! The Illiches need to fire him & bring back INGE!

    April 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Well then that changes things for me. And I wouldn't doubt that Cnn would withhold the full story as they did the same thing the 9000 Marines being moved from J apan to Guam story the originally posted last night with only 3 stupid sentences.
      II had to go an post a tad bit more info for anyone to really make a solid comment on.
      Thanks Ripley ! 🙂

      April 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ablumkin

    So because black people had it hard in the past it should be acceptable that racist behavior be acceptable when the aggressor is black and the victim is not?

    April 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    This was a hate crime due to "religious statements" between the two parties, which obviously ended in a physical altercation. So why all the racists comments here?
    IAlthough, I understand taking the opportunity to education on the current situation of the Black community... There are plenty of comments on race where there should be none as this story is about Religious disputes.

    April 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Judge Xpditier Justice (by Philip)

    Trayvon already paid for any and every crime or sin he ever committed. Jesus didn't die for Trayvon's sins, Trayon did. And so Trayvon has a clean slate with his God, and YOU ALL shoudl respect that. The wages sin pays is death. Trayvon paid, we are still owing. So who are we to dis Trayvon. R.I.P. young man, until your heavenly Father awakens you from your slumber and you are welcomed back into your families arms.

    April 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wotzzamattawidyouz

      YEOW freak Alert!

      April 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Judge Xpditier Justice (by Philip)

    Lookit the hens pecking at the scratched-up gnat: religious hate crime, while standing in the giant shadow of the Camel: blood was spilled. What? Are we gonna have to make the Apostle Paul into a federal judge and gag-order you old hens like he did for the first century church?

    April 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gigi

      What the holy hell are you talking about?

      April 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. theaverageamericancitizen

    Hte crimes are indeed bad but what is worse is the ignorant ramblings of some of you on here. Did someone really post about "the plight of the black man" and "needing to be in his shoes" to understand what he is going through? He makes millions of dollars a year...he goes through NOTHING.

    II am often amazed at the prejudice that comes from the black community but it seems to be okay because they are black.

    Prejudice exists in ALL races and ALL colors...its not an exclusive club for white people.

    There is BET, Black Miss America, The NAACP and Black History Month...no one says a word. Yet if we had White Entertaintment Channel, White MIss America Pageant, White College Fund and White History Month there would be riots and Al Sharpton would be in our face 24/7 to put an end to white prejudice.

    Prejudice exists when IT'S CONVENIENT for those that choose to be victimized by it.

    April 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • noworries

      Thinking he was just a drunken idiot

      April 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • noworries

      He'd be a good red sox...lol

      April 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son.

      Well said.

      April 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Now Why

      White BET = MTV
      White Miss America = The Bachelor
      White NAACP = The NRA
      White History Month = Every other month other than Feburary

      April 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • nyr1

      i agree..

      April 27, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grandpa

      AMEN.............Couldn't have said it any better myself.

      April 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Wotzzamattawidyouz

    Wah Wah Wah, sniff didn’t you get your 40 acres and a mule? How long are you going to whine about things that didn't happen to you? You, like the people of the Middle East can continue to live in the past if you wish; bad things happen to everyone including me. Unlike you, I let the past be past and focus on the future. You get nothing but bad feelings from dredging up the past so move on and stop reliving what never happened to you, OK?

    April 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mo

      For your information.... the slaves were PROMISED, but NEVER received their reparations (40 acres and a mule). As a matter of fact, after slavery, when the former slaves were busy trying to make a life for themselves as freed men, Jim Crowe laws and the KKK emerged to keep them down.
      So, in the future before you start running your mouth, get your facts straight and avoid the awesome display of your ignorance

      April 27, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • plantseeds

      who cares?

      April 27, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • easy

      perfectly said!!

      May 24, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ripley, believe it! Or dont!

    Mary, i just told you he also made comments about this young mans ethnic background. And yes i know its not in this particular article but it was on national news. Both are equally bad, especially when children look up to these players! Hes a disgrace!

    April 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Ripley, I responded to your post where you informed us that the altercation was also racist. Thanks 🙂

      April 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. gager

    They didn't say what the crime was.

    April 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nick Pettinato

      "Aggravated not liking Jews." In New York that's a death sentence. 🙂

      April 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
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