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Delmon Young Releases Statement Following Arrest Friday In New York

Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young issued a statement following his arrest Friday morning. Via Michael Mowery of The Oakland Press:

"I sincerely regret what happened last night. I apologize to everyone I affected, the Ilitch family, the Detroit Tigers’ organization, my teammates, my family, and the great Tigers’ fans that have supported me since day one. I take this matter very seriously and assure everyone that I will do everything I can to improve myself as a person and player."

Young is expected to be charged with a hate crime after allegedly screaming anti-Semitic slurs and pushing a man to the ground outside of The Hilton in New York City in the wee hours of Friday morning.

Young's attorney, Dan Ollen, also released a statement, saying all further communication regarding the matter would go through him.

"I represent Delmon Young with respect to the incident that occurred last night. With this matter now in the legal system, Delmon is unable to make any further statements or discuss this matter in further detail. All future press or investigative inquiries should be directed to me. Let me be clear, there are many false allegations regarding the actions of my client and I am confident that the legal process will separate fact from fiction and discredit these reports."

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