Tigers' Delmon Young charged with hate crime
Young apologized to his team and fans, just before getting arraigned on a hate crime harassment charge for a fight outside his hotel in New York.
NEW YORK — Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young apologized to his team and fans Friday, just before getting arraigned on a hate crime harassment charge for a fight outside his hotel during which police say he yelled anti-Semitic epithets at tourists and a panhandler.
Young posted a $5,000 bond at a brief hearing in Manhattan court and was released less than an hour before the Tigers' game against the Yankees. Young did not play in the Tigers' 7-6 defeat.
He faces a misdemeanor aggravated harassment charge that entails targeting someone for his or her religious beliefs. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail.
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