Tigers Player Pleads Guilty to Drunken Hate Crime
Deal will keep Delmon Young out of jail
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 7, 2012 1:04 PM CST
This Aug. 2, 2012 file photo shows Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young appearing in New York state Supreme Court, in New York.   (AP Photo/The Daily News, Jefferson Siegel, Pool)

(Newser) – Cheer up, Delmon Young. Sure, you didn't win a World Series ring, but at least you're not going to jail. The Detroit Tigers outfielder pleaded guilty to misdemeanor aggravated harassment in New York court today in connection with his drunken, anti-Semitic outburst in April, after striking a deal to avoid prison, the New York Post reports.

Young, who became a free agent post-Series, reportedly got into a fight with a group of tourists who were talking to a yarmulke-wearing panhandler; he was heard shouting "F--king Jews!" as he threw one businessman into a wall. Under the terms of the deal, the 27-year-old didn't admit to any specific actions—he says he doesn't remember the night—and will have to perform 10 days of community service and attend a one-day workshop on tolerance.

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Plato
Nov 10, 2012 12:58 PM CST
What if he was heard shouting "You f - - king red neck cracker". Would that too have been a "hate crime" ?
HANKHILL
Nov 8, 2012 9:25 AM CST
a real gentleman and a fine sportsman for the kids to look up to! send the sob to syria!
finkster
Nov 7, 2012 4:33 PM CST
“Tiger’s outfielder pleaded guilty to misdemeanor aggravated harassment in New York court He was heard shouting "F--king Jews!" That is a "hate crime" not misdemeanor aggravated harassment" This racists idiot got off easy