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MLB Star Delmon Young

Arrested in NYC --

Accused of Pulling a Mel Gibson

4/27/2012 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Detroit Tigers star Delmon Young
Detroit Tigers star Delmon Young was arrested in NYC this morning after allegedly screaming a bunch of anti-Semitic slurs at a man in a yarmulke ... and then fighting another dude.

According to the NY Post, 26-year-old Young was approached by a panhandler who appeared Jewish ... when the MLB star exploded in anger ... screaming, "F*cking Jews! F*cking Jews!"

Another man confronted Young ... and things reportedly got physical ... with Young allegedly scratching the guy and pushing him to the ground in the lobby of the Roosevelt Hotel.

According to the report, the victim called 911. Cops quickly responded to the scene and arrested Young for aggravated harassment. Investigators are considering charging the athlete with a hate crime.

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Mary Ann McQueen    

Of all the hotels in NYC, what was he doing at the Roosevelt?!

918 days ago
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Marty    

Wow, Does this guy have EXTREME ANGER ISSUES. If this escalates, there could be big trouble.
Right Dr. Drew? Or should I say Dr. Doo Doo.

918 days ago
3.

chucklehead    

he should be charged with a hate crime. just because you are black does not give you license to spew hate speech at anyone.

918 days ago
4.

Slomoshun    

Stupid ni..no no..I wont stoop to his level. I'll just make fun of his typical ignorant name..DELMON rofl.

918 days ago
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Jay W.     

Wow... Young appears to be keeping racism alive and strong !

918 days ago
6.

NobodySpecial    

"Detroit Tigers star Delmon Young"

Looks more like "Former Detroit Tigers star Delmon Young" if this sh-t really gets to court with hate crime added to it.

918 days ago
7.

PM61    

It wasn't the Roosevelt hotel. NY Post and ESPN say it was the Hilton on E 54th St at 2:30 am. Regardless, Young acted like a bigoted jerk, and I'm guess he had a few ****tails if he was out at that hour.

918 days ago
8.

bf    

I have seen many panhandlers on NYC streets and subways, but never seen jewish ones. The same could be said about jewish cops. This makes me think that Mel Gibson analogy is appropriate.

918 days ago
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Tammy    

Do they have any proof he said this or has he confessed to saying it?

918 days ago
10.

Toilethead    

Classy.

918 days ago
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Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Hahahahahahaha/lol/rotfl!

918 days ago
12.

Will    

At the minimum if he's not released by the team or banned from the league... He should be jailed for the rest of April without bail, suspended for all of May and fined equivalent pay for May by the MLB. As for the fighting and being drunk (public intox) he should be required to enroll in substance abuse, anger management, and for the first game in every at New York (yankees and mets) series he should be made to perform community service instead of playing that day without pay for that day. Also, any endorsements that he is involved in, either by himself or with the team, he should be made to relenquish profit from that endorsement and turn it over to the Tigers organization. Lastly, he should apologize on national tv to the people he directly offended and apologize before the first pitch of every game to his team the Tiger fans for his actions.

918 days ago
13.

adam    

i dont understand,accourding to the article he didnt even say anything derogatory about the jews, he just stated (not so eloquently) that there was one in his presence

918 days ago
14.

Coochiepoot    

he can't be a racist. he's black.

918 days ago
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GET OVER IT    

@ Tammy - exactly....everyone jumping to conclusions again....hearing a story 3rd person...its america...free speech.... he may have used a slurr aginst the homeless man..then someone who was not involved....got involved and got put down...he hit the guy who got involved...not the homeless man he called names....its not a hate crime give me a break..if he woke up in the morning and said im going after Jews today...then its a hate crime...

918 days ago
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