NEW YORK – Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young apologized to his team and fans Friday, just before getting arraigned on a hate crime harassment charge for an early-morning fight at his hotel during which police say he yelled anti-Semitic epithets.
Young posted a $5,000 bond at a brief hearing in Manhattan court and was released less than an hour before the Tigers game against the Yankees.
He faces a misdemeanor aggravated harassment charge that entails targeting someone for his or her religious beliefs. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail.
In a statement, Young said: I sincerely regret what happened last night. He apologized to the Tigers owners, organization, fans, his teammates and family.
Tigers spokesman Brian Britten said GM Dave Dombrowski would talk after he resolved several issues.
– Associated Press