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A “highly intoxicated” Delmon Young arrested, charged with assault

Apr 27, 2012, 9:28 AM EDT

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It’s not been a great week for the Tigers. It just got worse. The Tigers landed in New York last night for this weekend’s series against the Yankees and one of them — Delmon Younghad a bit too much to drink last night and got all shovey outside of a Midtown hotel:

Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young was arrested early this morning after he allegedly assaulted a man in front of a Midtown hotel, police sources told The Post.

Cops were called to the hotel around 2:40 a.m. after Young, whose ballclub is in town to play the Yankees tonight, pushed the man to the ground, sources said.

The Post’s source said Young was “highly intoxicated.”  He was take to a hospital to sober up before being taken to jail, where he still sits as this post goes up, waiting arraignment for third degree assault.

The victim had scratches and nothing more, the report says.  No word if Young swung at him. But yeah, he probably did because he swings at everything, and yeah, he probably missed.

UPDATE: Young is also being charged with a hate crime for “anti-Semitic remarks” during the assault.

  1. cur68 - Apr 27, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    Maybe he plays “highly intoxicated”? Also, will the official scorer call this an error or a hit?

  2. darthicarus - Apr 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    There is a joke in here somewhere that involves Miguel Cabrera, Delmon’s antics in the outfield, and Brandon Inge.

    • hasbeen5 - Apr 27, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      Si, motherf*&%er

  3. mybrunoblog - Apr 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    New York is a fun city to party in. Not so much fun to get locked up though. NYPD just loves dealing with drunk a-holes at 2:30am in front of $500 a night hotels….
    Only thing that would have made this funnier would be if Young yelled to the cops ” hey, don’t you guys know who I am ?”

    • phukyouk - Apr 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM


  4. phukyouk - Apr 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    god i hope he said “Don’t you know who i am” before shoving the guy. i LOVE when celebs says shit like that.
    /sarcasm off

  5. whatthehellisansky - Apr 27, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    “No word if Young swung at him. But yeah, he probably did because he swings at everything, and yeah, he probably missed.”

    HAHAHAHAH nice Craig.

  6. oms0004 - Apr 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Maybe he was “highly intoxicated” when he chunked that bat a few years back.

  7. darthicarus - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Stay classy Delmon! “Basically, there was an incident at the hotel (and) some anti-Semitic remarks,” said Detective Joseph Cavitolo

    • phukyouk - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

      OH! i didnt know he was chilling with Mel Gibson. this changes everything

      • drewzducks - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:32 AM

        Maybe he was quoting Jesse Jackson ?

  8. papacrick - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Wait till we here the whole story before judging. This guy could have been harassing him for the sake of harassing a professional baller

    • hasbeen5 - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:31 AM

      You want people to act rationally and not rush to judgement? You clearly don’t know how this internet thing works.

    • phukyouk - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:34 AM

      LOL! you said baller instead of ball player.

  9. racksie - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    But he has “potential”. Least favorite Twin ever.

  10. bpearse230 - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Pretty sad to see, especially considering alcohol issues (among other things) derailed his brother’s career.

  11. Jonny 5 - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    ” No word if Young swung at him. But yeah, he probably did because he swings at everything, and yeah, he probably missed.”

    Pure gold C.C., pure gold.

    Hey at least he wasn’t driving.

    • phukyouk - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM

      nah… that designated drunk driver for the Tiger is miggy. we all know that

      • nflfollower - Apr 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM

        Miggy has a babysitter now tho, courtesy of the Tigers. Looks like maybe delmon was jealous and is acting out so he can get one as well.

  12. maxt75 - Apr 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Funny how Craig isn’t bringing up race here. In his “Police pull their guns on Torii Hunter” article he was quick to jump on the race as the cause. I quote:
    “Orange County, California. It is a pretty lily white place. You don’t suppose they would have done the same thing if, say, C.J. Wilson came out the door while the alarm was going off, do you?”
    And, of course, this classic:
    “Nah, never. Because as my conservative friends always tell me, there is no more racism in this country.”
    I guess Craig only thinks that white people are racist.

    • phukyouk - Apr 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM


      • skids003 - Apr 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM

        phukyouk, that is the way liberal minds work. It’s a conveniance thing.

  13. iamnotacoolguy - Apr 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Convenience is the word you are looking for. Oh and PS: Liberal is not a bad word.

  14. takingbovadasmoney - Apr 27, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    He is still locked up for pushing down a panhandler and making anti semetic remarks towards him? Jails in New York hold on misdemeanors? For 14 hours plus? Can you imagine what would have happened if it was a white player and a black panhandler?

  15. proudliberal85392 - Apr 28, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Klassy guy…

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