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Monday, April 30, 2012
MLB to suspend Delmon Young for anti-Semitic incident
Major League Baseball has decided to suspend Detroit Tigers slugger
because of his drunken
rant and arrest.
The announcement could come as early as this afternoon.
The tourist was chatting with a panhandler who was
wearing a yarmulke and a Star of David
before the star outfielder’s outburst.
Young, 26, was released on $5,000 bail on Friday night and benched by the Tigers on Saturday ahead of its three-game series against the Yankees in the Bronx.
The team also said he would undergo alcohol and anger evaluation today.
It wasn’t clear how long the suspension would last, sources said.
Last May, MLB announced a two-week suspension and an undisclosed fine for Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell.
He was slapped with the suspension and fine after he allegedly made gay slurs and used foul language to fans before al game with the San Francisco Giants.
This is just the latest trouble for the hot-tempered Young, an outfielder who was suspended for 50 games in 2006 in the minors for chucking a bat at an umpire.
Young joined the Tigers last season. This year, the Tigers signed him to a one-year, $6.725 million contract.
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