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MLB suspends Delmon Young for seven days without pay

Apr 30, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT

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Confirming a report from earlier this afternoon, Major League Baseball just announced that Delmon Young has been suspended for seven days without pay following his arrest last week.

Young was charged with third-degree assault and an aggravated harassment hate crime for an alleged altercation outside the Tigers’ hotel in New York City last Friday morning.

The suspension is retroactive to April 27, so he’ll be eligible to return this Friday when the Tigers take on the White Sox.

Here’s the full statement from MLB:

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young has been suspended for seven days without pay, retroactive to Friday, April 27th, for the incident that occurred in New York last week.

Young will be eligible to be reinstated from the Restricted List prior to Detroit’s game on Friday, May 4th.  Young also will be required to participate in a treatment program as a part of the discipline related to this matter.

Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig said: “Those associated with our game should meet the responsibilities and standards that stem from our game’s stature as a social institution.  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.”

  1. randygnyc - Apr 30, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    Detroit should cut him Friday afternoon.

  2. phukyouk - Apr 30, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    not for nothing but if someone told me i could beat the shit out of certain ppl and all i get is a week off from work with no pay i would say “sign me up”. i truly hope that the law part of this case nails him to the friggin wall. ten to one says he gets off with some sort of bullshit warning.

  3. jhb64 - Apr 30, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Detroit should dump him on Friday!! He is a looser who if he couldn’t play base would be a panhandler.

  4. drewsylvania - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    If this had been Miggy, would he have been suspended?

  5. t205cobb - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Kick him out of the league! MLB should not tolerate this. Second MAJOR offense by the same player ( throwing bat at ump =50 game suspension). We don’t want the MLB to be like the NBA.

  6. mississippimusicman - Apr 30, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    If it turns out he didn’t do what they said he did and he’s found innocent, would he now have grounds to sue for back pay and damages?

    • lostsok - Apr 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

      He apology didn’t sound like someone who was in the right. He obviously suffers from the same affliction as Brandon Marshall: borderline personality disorder. Not good for someone is a high stress profession where the best players fail 70% of the time.

      He is a ticking time bomb.

  7. jericoc - May 1, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    He should give Ryan Braun’s lawyer a call …

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