NEW YORK, (WXYZ) - Tigers outfielder Delmon Young has been arraigned on one count of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree after being arrested in the early morning hours Friday.
During the arraignment the judge set Young's bail at $5,000 cash or bond.
Yong was arrested following an incident that happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday
Police say Young got into an altercation with a man outside the Hilton Hotel. During the altercation it is reported that Young stated "You bunch of f______ Jews."
Police say Young was outside the hotel by himself when he shouted the anit-Semitic remark as a group of four men were approaching the hotel doors.
Minutes before a panhandler wearing a yarmulke and a Star of David around his neck had approached the group of men.
Police are not sure who Young was shouting at, but the victim, a 32-year-old man in the group thought Young was shouting at him. The men then got into a fight with Young.
The victim was knocked to the ground and suffered scratches to the elbow. The situation continued to unfold into the lobby of the hotel until everyone went to their respective rooms. The group of four men were Chicago tourists.
The police were called and arrested Young. He was taken to the hospital before being taken to the precinct because he appeared to be intoxicated.
According to the New York Post, sources told the publication that Young was "highly intoxicated."
The Detroit Tigers released the following statement:
"We are aware of the situation, however it is our club policy not to comment on pending legal matters. As we understand it, this is an allegation and we need to allow the legal process to take its course. It would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time. Per a provision in the Major League Baseball Basic Agreement, any allegation that involves alcohol is referred to MLB's Employee Assistance Program."
The Tigers are in New York for a three game homestand that begins Friday against the Yankees.
Young is not in the lineup for the first game of the series. It is not yet clear if he will play in any of the remaining games in the series with the Yankees.
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