Delmon Young

Cops: Baseball player chokes, threatens to kill valet, unleashes slur-filled tirade

By: Andy Slater

Major League Baseball player Delmon Young was arrested late Sunday night in Miami, accused of choking and threatening to kill a valet attendant, and using ethnic slurs.

Young allegedly grabbed a valet attendant by the neck at the Viceroy hotel in Miami after he wouldn't open a door with access to a club.

"Stupid Cuban, open the f--king door," Young allegedly told the victim. After repeatedly telling Young he couldn't open the door because the club was closed, Young said "I'm gonna f--king kill you, you Latin piece of sh-t" and then reached over the valet podium and grabbed the victim around his neck with both hands, strangling him, the police report states.

The victim said he was able to break away from Young's hands. Young then fled but was later met by police at his residence, which is also at the Viceroy. Police say Young answered the door naked from his waist down. According to police, Young said he didn't know anything about the incident, but was identified by the victim.

Young told the cop on scene after he was placed under arrest, "I'll slap you in the face with money you f--king Cuban," the report says.

Police charged Young on one count of battery. He bonded out early Monday afternoon.

In 2012, Young was arrested in New York City and pled guilty for hate-crime harassment after using an anti-Semitic slur.

Young, 30, played for the Baltimore Orioles the past two seasons and is currently a free agent.


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