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MLB player Young pleads guilty

Delmon Young, 27, a left fielder for the Detroit Tigers, has pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated harassment as a hate crime in connection with an April 27 incident in New York City. He was in town to play the Yankees.

He admitted approaching four men outside the Hilton New York hotel and shouting an anti-Semitic slur before tackling one of the individuals to the ground. Young was ordered to complete 10 days of community service and participate in a mandatory restorative justice program at the Museum of Tolerance New York. If he complies, he will be permitted to with his plea to the misdemeanor count and instead plead guilty to second-degree harassment, a violation, on May 7, 2013.

Since 2011, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has had three eligible defendants who had been charged with hate crimes successfully complete the restorative justice program.