As his teammates prepared Friday evening for their series opener at Yankee Stadium, Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arraigned in a Manhattan courtroom, accused of a hate crime. Police said he used an anti-Semitic slur against four men and tackled one of them.
Young, 26, was intoxicated during an early morning physical confrontation with the men outside the Hilton New York along Sixth Avenue, Detective Joseph Cavitolo, a New York police spokesman, told the Detroit Free Press.
The misdemeanor charge — aggravated harassment — is punishable by up to a year in jail. The charge was submitted as a hate crime “because of a belief and perception regarding … religion (and) religious practice,” according to the court document filed Friday night.