Friday, April 27, 2012

Tigers Delmon Young arrested in drunken NYC skirmish (UPDATED With Suspension)

Delmon Young

Is it a good thing when you are an active member of a professional baseball team visiting New York and you are arrested in a drunken skirmish outside a hotel?

Well, guess what Detroit Tigers fans, one of your starting outfielders, Delmon Young did just that.

According to the New York Post, Mr. Young was detained and charged with assault after he allegedly pushed a man to the ground in front of a midtown New York hotel.

**UPDATE** 11am-- According to the Detroit Free-Press, it's worse than originally thought. NYC Police are apparently calling Young's case "Aggravated Harrassment and Hate Crime".

Read more from RIGHT HERE

Oh, and according to the police report, Young was highly intoxicated when the incident happened, around 2:40 Friday morning.

Read more from RIGHT HERE

Well, this is never a good way to endear yourself to your team. Especially in Young's case, because he has struggled this season.

No word on whether disciplinary action has or will be taken, but we would not be surprised to see Young's name NOT in the lineup when the Tigers take on the Yankess Friday night.

MONDAY PM UPDATE: Young was suspended for 7 games

"Those associated with our game should meet the responsibilities and standards that stem from our game's stature as a social institution," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement released to the media. "An incident like this cannot and will not be tolerated. I understand that Mr. Young is regretful, and it is my expectation that he will learn from this unfortunate episode."

Young, according to MLB, will also have to get treatment for his issues. According to Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski, there is no dual discipline (meaning the team can't get on top of what the folks at MLB sentence).

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