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Report: MLB to suspend Delmon Young following arrest

Apr 30, 2012, 3:17 PM EDT

Delmon Young, Daniel J.Ollen AP

Detroit removed Delmon Young from the 25-man roster and placed him on the restricted list following his arrest Thursday night and now Andy Soltis of the New York Post reports that MLB “has decided to suspend” Young.

Young was charged with assault and an aggravated harassment hate crime for an altercation in which he allegedly attacked a group of tourists and made anti-Semitic remarks to a panhandler in New York.

Young’s arrest came exactly six years to the day after he was suspended for throwing his bat an umpire while playing at Triple-A for the Rays as a prospect.

No word yet on the length of the suspension, but according to the newspaper an official ruling could come as soon as today. Young, who’s making $6.75 million this season, was released on $5,000 bail and the Tigers have said he’ll undergo alcohol and anger counseling.

  1. AK47 - Apr 30, 2012 at 3:23 PM

    Delmon Young’s problem is that he thinks of himself as better than other people – one of the most disgusting character flaws a human being can have. Unfortunately “anger management” and alcohol counseling are probably just bandaids to a problem that runs much deeper.

    • brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Apr 30, 2012 at 3:56 PM

      How insightful of you. Now why don’t you look at the second most character flaw, the need for unqualified people to make comments on people they don’t know.

      • sabatimus - Apr 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM

        Oh come on. What do you think blog comments are for? I’d wager that over 99% of internet commenters don’t know the person their commenting about.

      • AK47 - Apr 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM

        Unqualified? He threw a bat at an umpire and now he’s been arrested for getting into a fight and yelling slurs at a homeless man….you’re right, I’m totally unqualified to make comments about him.

      • protius - Apr 30, 2012 at 6:35 PM

        Dude, you are unqualified to make a diagnosis that only a professional psychotherapist or a board certified psychiatrist can make, i.e., that an individual has a superiority complex, i.e., he thinks he’s better than other people.

        Your belief that a superiority complex is “one of the most disgusting character flaws a human being can have” is a conclusion that any layperson can embrace. However, I believe that your idea regarding ““anger management” and alcohol counseling are probably just bandaids to a problem that runs much deeper” lay outside the scope of amateur psychoanalysis.

      • brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Apr 30, 2012 at 7:26 PM

        Hell yeah protius, don’t take $hit from him

    • The Baseball Idiot - Apr 30, 2012 at 6:17 PM

      It doesn’t mean he thinks he’s better than anyone.

      I lot of people experience anger due to an inferiority complex, that somehow they aren’t good enough. So they strike out at others (people in authority, people below them on the ‘my life sucks’ scale, those not able to defense themselves) in order to make themselves feel superior, precisely because they don’t.

      • wendell7 - Apr 30, 2012 at 8:54 PM

        he certainly has the “strike outs” down

  2. randygnyc - Apr 30, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    He should be suspended until Nov 1st

    • wendell7 - Apr 30, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      And his salary during his suspension should go to the panhandler

  3. Brad from the D - Apr 30, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    You know we have seen much worse and it went unpunished, delmon young is not a superstar like some of the other players who have gotten away with similar actions. Kind of hypocritical..I.e.cabrera harrassing an overweight 16 year while drunk here in metro detroit, also threatening an entire resturant full of patrons then driving around with a bottle of scotch. Double standards I guess

  4. djhtruth - Apr 30, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    If you can’t have any compassion at least use common sense. These men are all humans and make mistakes. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. What mistakes do you have in your closet. We don’t know about them because you’re not a public figure, but there are mistakes aren’t there? Only someone perfect can judge someone else, so put yourselves in their place and show a little human compassion and wish them luck straightening out their problems!

    • AK47 - Apr 30, 2012 at 5:18 PM

      I can appreciate this type of sentiment, and I agree to an extent – but on the flip-side; which of us is in the public eye like Delmon Young is? Whether or not he wants to accept it, kids look up to guys like him and he is held to a higher standard. I know people make mistakes, but when somebody who should know definitely know better given his history (not to mention the fact that he’s an adult) keeps messing up in the same ways, he deserves the criticism he gets.

  5. willcoop62 - Apr 30, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    The NFL has made examples out of several players, and it’s time for MLB to start doing the same. It’s gotten out of hand.

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