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Delmon Young

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After Anti-Semitic Slur

11/7/2012 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Detroit Tigers star -- and World Series failure -- Delmon Young has pled "guilty" to aggravated harassment after shouting an anti-Semitic slur at a panhandler earlier this year ... and tackling another person to the ground.

Delmon was arrested for the incident in NYC in April -- when he was approached by a Jewish-looking panhandler (whatever that means) outside a hotel, and shouted, "F**king Jews! F**king Jews!"

Delmon was confronted by another person on the street after shouting the slur, and the baseball star tackled the man ... who then called 911. Cops showed up and arrested Delmon for aggravated harassment.

Delmon has now pled "guilty" as part of a plea deal -- in which he was sentenced to perform 10 days community service, and participate in a hate crime program at the Museum of Tolerance in NYC.

If he completes everything, Delmon will be allowed to withdraw his "guilty" plea to "aggravated harassment" -- and plead to just "harassment" instead, a lesser infraction.

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1.

Pudding Tang    

A Jew hating black guy?.... Now I've heard it all!

623 days ago
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Travis    

I'm not agreeing with what he said at all, but how is this not protected free speech?

623 days ago
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HAHAHA    

Aggravated harassment !!!!! WTF ever happened to freedom of speech!!!

623 days ago
4.

rsmik    

It isn't free speech, it's hate speech from a public figure that can inspire violence within an ignorant fan base

623 days ago
5.

worldclass    

I wonder why no one ever gets arrested for aggravatated harassment of black people. No it isn't right but that's laughable to arrest anyone black in this country for calling anyone anything. That's crazy.

622 days ago
6.

JDoors    

Good thing they got all the steroids out of sports, or this a-hole might have gone and done something really stupid.


/sarcasm

622 days ago
7.

ANS84    

What a "class act" -- honorary AL president called him when presenting his ALCS MVP award

622 days ago
8.

get a clue    

only in america can a black guy get away with being a freakin racist!! is ok for him to go off on jewish people but if it were the jewish guy going off on him or a white guy going off on him he would cry "racism" and their punishment would have been way more severe

622 days ago
9.

bf    

These are bad economic times when you see jewish panhandlers.

622 days ago
10.

DaveT    

I'm curious...
White celebrities have to apologize if they say bad things about blacks.
Black celebs have to apologize if they say bad things about Jews.
Men celebs have to apologize if they say anything bad about women.
So...why don't women celebs have to apologize when they say bad things about men?
Celebrity women spew all kinds of insulting things about boys and men publicly all the time. They do it all over in TV and movie scripts, they do it in TV and magazine interviews, they do it in public speeches.
No boycotts happen. No public outcry. No mainstream media frenzy.
Message is clear to young boys isn't it.

622 days ago
11.

Obamais still aracist    

why no hate crime,if it was a white guy calling a black guy a ni@@er then tackling a black guy saying the same thing it would be all over the news as a hate crime

622 days ago
12.

Jack Asserson    

Is antisemitic the same as racist? Just call it what it is if that is the case.

622 days ago
13.

Leonard    

Well guess what, Young is nothing but a big dumb-ass overpaid N****R!? And I'm Jewish BTW.

622 days ago
14.

Alli    

How is this racist? Well the same way people don't like to be called ******s. Only difference is one is a race and one is a religion. For those idiots who don't know the difference. Oh and as far as free speech, its the ******s fault. There don't like it? There is your freedom of speech.

622 days ago
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Alli    

How is this racist? Well the same way people don't like to be called ******s. Only difference is one is a race and one is a religion. For those idiots who don't know the difference. Oh and as far as free speech, its the ******s fault. There, don't like it? There is your freedom of speech.

622 days ago
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