The New York Post is reporting that police were called around 2:40 a.m. after Young was allegedly involved in a scuffle with a 32-year-old man and pushed him to the ground, causing minor scratches. Police ultimitely arrested Young and charged him with assault after the fight that occurred early Friday morning outside of the team’s hotel in midtown Manhattan. Young was so intoxicated in fact that he had to spend the night at a hospital and needed to sober up before being taken to jail to be booked.
While most would say that it can’t get worse, hold on to your seats because you are about to get rocked. The Detroit Free Press also reports that the assault charge counts as an aggravated hate crime, a misdemeanor, because of what Young allegedly said during the incident:
“Basically, there was an incident at the hotel (and) some anti-Semitic remarks,” said Detective Joseph Cavitolo.
For those of you that don’t remember, this is the second violent incident that Young has been involved in since the Tampa Bay Rays took him number one during the 2003 draft.
As a minor leaguer in 2006, Young was suspended for 50 games for throwing his bat at an umpire during a dispute over a called third strike.
Take a look at the infamous bat throwing incident here:
Clearly, Young, who is only 26, has a problem with anger management and after last night, he may also have one with alcohol. People have also always complained about his poor attitude.
Aside from one good season with the Minnesota Twins in 2010, which saw Young hit .298 with 21 bombs and 112 rbi, he has looked anything but a number one overall pick.
In my opinion, there is no reason to keep Young on the very talented Tigers team. Trade him if you can, otherwise just get rid of him. He is a distraction and honestly, doesn’t play all that well to begin with. This season, he has started off hitting just .242 with one homer and five rbi. He also has 15 k’s through just 18 games.