United States / 02-05-2012
MLB suspends Delmon Young over antisemitic altercation
Detroit - Delmon Young, the Detroit Tigers outfielder who was arrested in New York for allegedly attacking a group of men and making antisemitic remarks, was suspended without pay for seven days.
The suspension is retroactive to April 27, when he was placed on the restricted list. His loss of pay amounts to more than $250,000, according to the Detroit News. Young will not contest the suspension.
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced the suspension Monday night, saying that "Those associated with our game should meet the responsibilities and standards that stem from our game's stature as a social institution. An incident like this cannot and will not be tolerated. I think that Mr. Young is regretful, and it is my expectation that he will learn from this unfortunate episode."