Back in April, when the Tigers were playing the Yankees on the road, Delmon Young had a bit of an incident with some Jews outside a Manhattan hotel. If you remember, it was 2:30 in the morning, and Young was in a drunken state. He decided to shout out an anti-Semitic slur at that group of Jews, and then he proceeded to tackle one of the men. Police were called, and Young was arrested at around 4:00 am. That’s a brief summary of what happened.
Yeah, remember hearing about that story? Well, the ALCS MVP has pleaded guilty to aggravated harassment for that incident, and he’ll be “ordered to complete 10 days of community service and enroll in a program at the Museum of Tolerance New York as part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office restorative justice program.”
Doesn’t this process sound like fun?
In the court-ordered program, Young will participate in interactive workshops, videos, guided discussions and special instruction by museum educators to explore issues of prejudice, diversity and tolerance, the district attorney’s office said.
Fortunately for Young, he’s not going to get charged for a crime. According to his lawyer, Dan Ollen, “the charges against Delmon will be vacated and reduced to a simple violation of harassment” in six months. Harassment is not a crime in the state of New York.