Detroit of Delmon Young apologizes after arrest

Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young apologized to his team and fans on Friday, just before the prosecution called to the charge of hate crime to fight in their hotel during which police said he was shouting anti-Semitic epithets.

Young posted $ 5,000 in connection a brief court hearing in Manhattan and was released less than an hour before the game against the Tigers Yankees. He faces a misdemeanor charge of aggravated harassment, which involves the orientation of a person for their religious beliefs. If convicted, he faces up to one year in prison.

Dressed in a dark suit, the young did not say anything at the time of his indictment.

In a statement, however, Young said: "I sincerely regret what happened last night." He apologized to the owners and the Tigers organization, his teammates, family and the Detroit fans.

"I take this issue very seriously and assure everyone that I will do my best to improve myself as a person and a player," Young said.

The Director General Dave Dombrowski did not discuss the arrest of Young journalists. Tigers Representative Brian Britten said the team after the loss of 6.7 for the New York Yankees that Dombrowski was still developing a number of issues relating to young people.

Manager Jim Leyland snapped at a reporter who asked about the young after the fifth straight loss in Detroit.

"Get lost, get lost, get lost," said Leyland. "Do yourself a favor and get lost."

Young jersey hanging in his locker in the visitors to the club at Yankee Stadium and his helmet was in the afternoon, hut stands on Friday, but he was not at the stadium.

"My turn to deal," said Leyland briefly when asked if he had to revise its batting order to the game.

Tiger arrived in New York at 10:30 pm on Thursday after their plane landed on the tarmac for 2 hours, 15 minutes in Detroit, according to Leyland.

Around 2:30 am, the young stood outside the Hilton New York. Nearby, a group of about four Chicago tourists stay at the hotel came a beggar wearing a yarmulke and the Star of David around his neck, according to police. Then, as the group walked to the door of the hotel, a young anti-Semitic epithets started yelling, police said.

It was not clear who was shouting at the young, but he got into a fight with a group of Chicago, and a 32-year-old man was tackled and scratch-resistant elbow, according to police and the criminal case.

And young, and the group went to the hotel, and at one point, police were called, and the young had been arrested, police said. Young was first taken to the hospital because he was considered to be intoxicated, police said.

Attorney Daniel J. Ollen said accounts of struggle changed. He said that the video that he had not seen anyone show a different group of people who said something to the young to fight.

"He is clearly reacting to what he said:" Ollen said.

Joe Torre, executive vice president of baseball operations of Major League Baseball, visited with Leyland in batting practice, but did not speak to that question.

"We can not comment because we are still gathering information," said Torre.

Young went 0 3 with a walk in a 5.4 loss in Seattle on Thursday. He hit .242 with one home run and five RBIs, signed a one-year contract for $ 6.725 million and can become a free agent after the season.

In 2006, the youngest was suspended for 50 games without pay by the International League for throwing a bat that hit the replacement judge in the chest. Young, № 1 overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft, was ejected in the first inning after a called third strike. He stayed in the batter, left, and then threw the bat at the end of the end of a judge, hitting him in the chest.

Tigers have called Brad Eldred from Triple-Toledo after the sixth loss in seven games in Detroit on Thursday. Eldred hit .388 with 13 homers and 35 RBIs in 20 games at Toledo, and Leyland said that he sees a lot of time as the designated hitter.

This is not the first time a player Tigers have trouble with the law. Miguel Cabrera was arrested shortly before the start of spring training in February 2011 on suspicion of drunk driving. In 2009, Cabrera was picked up by police at his home in Michigan after a fight with his wife _ with a blood alcohol level three times the maximum permissible level of Michigan. Have not been indicted. And the sight of Gerald Laird was arrested after a fight in the game Phoenix Suns in December 2009.

Young should be back in court May 29.

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