|Tigers OF Delmon Young pleads guilty to aggravated harrassment||11.07.12 at 2:41 pm ET|
Tigers slugger Delmon Young pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated harassment stemming from an encounter last spring at a New York City hotel where he used an anti-Semitic slur and tackled a man to the ground.
The MVP of the ALCS, Young, who entered free agency following the season, was given 10 days of community service and told to enroll in a program at the Museum of Tolerance New York as part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office restorative justice program.
The incident occurred when the Tigers were in New York to play the Yankees in April. Young began yelling anti-Jewish slurs at a group of tourists, struggling with them and ultimately tackling one man to the ground.
Young was suspended seven days without pay for the incident and apologized to teammates.
The Tigers have not signed Young and reportedly are prepared to let him sign with another team.
|Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire injures hand after punching glass case||05.01.12 at 7:59 am ET|
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA playoffs: Celtics at Hawks, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE, NBA TV; WEEI)
NBA playoffs: 76ers at Bulls, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA playoffs: Nuggets at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL playoffs: Devils at Flyers, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB: Athletics at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WRKO)
MLB: Phillies at Braves, 7:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Following the Knicks’ 104-94 loss to the Heat in Game 2 of their first-round series Monday night in Miami, Amar’e Stoudemire took out his frustration on a glass case housing a fire extinguisher. The result was a cut on Stoudemire’s left hand that might prevent the forward from playing in Game 3.
Tweeted Stoudemire after he left the arena with his hand wrapped and his arm in a sling: I am so mad at myself right now, I want to apologize to the fans and my team, not proud of my actions, headed home for a new start.
Stoudemire was treated in the locker room by paramedics. While the Knicks did not immediately rule out the player for the next game, the general feeling was that the injury would make it difficult for him to return.
“You never want to hear anyone gets hurt,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “Hopefully he gets better. We want all their guns on the court.”
♦ Tigers outfielder Delmon Young, who was arrested on a hate crime harassment charge Friday morning in New York City, was suspended seven games by Major League Baseball and ordered to participate in a treatment program.
Young allegedly was intoxicated when he yelled anti-Semitic epithets at a panhandler and then got into a fight with a group of people.
“Those associated with our game should meet the responsibilities and standards that stem from our game’s stature as a social institution,” commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. “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.”
♦ With Bulls guard Derrick Rose out for the remainder of the playoffs, Real Clear Sports has a list of the 10 most devastating playoff injuries. No. 5 is Bruins forward David Krejci in the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs. No. 1 is Lakers star Magic Johnson in the 1989 NBA finals. No. 2 is Chargers running back LaDanian Tomlinson, who had just two carries against the Patriots before giving in to a knee injury in the 2007 AFC championship game.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On May 1, 1977, Gerry Cheevers and the Bruins blanked the Flyers, 3-0, to sweep the Stanley Cup semifinals in four games. Which Bruin scored two third-period goals (one an empty-netter)?
|Tigers OF Delmon Young arrested after incident outside NYC hotel||04.27.12 at 11:41 am ET|
Tigers outfielder Delmon Young, in New York to play the Yankees this weekend, was arrested early Friday morning outside his hotel after allegedly yelling anti-Semitic slurs and attacking a tourist. Young was charged with aggravated harassment, and investigators are said to be considering charging him with a hate crime.
At approximately 2:40 a.m., Young was outside the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown, “highly intoxicated,” according to a New York Post report. Upon seeing a panhandler wearing a yarmulke approach a group of people and ask for money, Young allegedly starting yelling “[Expletive] Jews!”
Another man and his group then approached Young, and the confrontation turned physical. Young is accused of pushing a 32-year-old man to the ground and scratching him. The two parties went to their rooms, but the injured man called 911 after noticing his injuries. He was treated at the scene by paramedics.
Young, who has had issues controlling his anger in the past, joined the Tigers in August of last season after being traded from the Twins. He started his MLB career with the Rays in 2006 before being traded to Minnesota before the 2008 season. He is hitting .242 with a home run and five RBIs this season.
|Tigers acquire Delmon Young from Twins||08.15.11 at 3:48 pm ET|
The Tigers and Twins have completed a deal that will send Twins outfielder Delmon Young to the Tigers for minor league left-hander Cole Nelson and a player to be named later.
Both teams compete in the AL Central, where the Twins are currently 11 1/2 games back of the first-place Tigers. The two teams are set to open a series on Monday night in Detroit.
Young, the former No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 draft by the Rays is currently hitting .266 with four home runs and 32 RBIs in 84 games this season. He has played for the Rays in 2006 and 2007 and the Twins the past four seasons.
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