Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arraigned on charges of hate crime harassment after a fight at his hotel during which police say he yelled anti-Semitic epithets.
Young posted a $5,000 bond at a brief hearing in Manhattan court and was released less than an hour before the Tigers' game against the Yankees.
Young faces a misdemeanor aggravated harassment charge that entails targeting someone for his or her religious beliefs. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail.
Young's defense attorney Daniel J. Ollen claims Young was reacting to something said by a group on the street. Ollen also mentioned that there is surveillance video of the incident which has yet to be seen which should shed more light on the incident. Young is due back in court on May 29th.