Tigers Alleged Hate-Slurring Fielder Banned 7 Days (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 05/01/12)
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Detroit Tigers’ outfielder Delmon Young will lose $250,000 in pay and
has been banned from the field for seven days after being charged
with assaulting a man and yelling anti-Semitic hate statements in New
York last week.
The ban is retroactive to last Friday, allowing Young to return to
the field this Friday, subject to a positive report by a therapist.
With a yearly salary of $6.75 million, he will lose a week’s pay
amounting to $250,000.
Major League Baseball officials described the assault as "the
incident that occurred in New York last week." He allegedly was under
the influence of alcohol, screamed at four tourists giving money to a
Jewish panhandler, and yelled anti-Semitic slurs while assaulting one
of the men.
Young still faces trial May 29 for a charge of aggravated harassment,
which carries a sentence of up to one year in jail.
"Those associated with our game should meet the responsibilities and
standards that stem from our game´s stature as a social institution,”
stated Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig.
"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,” he added.
The Tigers’ president and general manager, Dave Dombrowski, insisted
that some of the allegations reported in the media are not true but
he did not say which ones.
“I’m not saying every article, but some were inaccurate,” Dombrowski
told reporters. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/01/12)
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