Delmon Young: Ex-Rays Player Accused of Choking and Threatening to Kill Valet

Delmon Young: Ex-Rays Player Accused of Choking and Threatening to Kill Valet

Delmon Young was arrested and charged with battery on Sunday night after allegedly threatening to kill a hotel valet in Miami.

According to the report, the attendant refused Delmon Young entry into an elevator that led to a closed nightclub at the Viceroy hotel. Police said Young shouted, “Stupid Cuban. Open the [expletive door],” then walked away for a moment before returning.

Delmon Young then yelled, “I’m gonna [expletive] kill you, you Latin piece of [expletive],” according to the report, before reaching over the valet stand and grabbing the man’s neck for about five seconds.

After police arrived at his home, the report states that Delmon Young answered the door “naked from his waist down,” and “was unsteady on his feet and spoke with slurred speech.”

After he was identified on the scene by the attendant, Delmon Young told the officer, “I’ll slap you in the face with money you [expletive] Cuban,” per the report.

Delmon Young, 30, was responsible for the Orioles’ most memorable win in recent years with his bases-clearing, three-run double that ultimately won the Orioles Game 2 of the 2014 American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers.

That season, his first with the Orioles, the former first overall draft pick hit .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs in 83 games.

He was a productive pinch hitter and bench player in that span, but was batting .270 with a .628 OPS when the Orioles designated him for assignment on July 1. He has been out of baseball since.

Before he joined the Orioles, Delmon Young had dealt with public issues like this before. He pleaded guilty to harassment after an April 2012 altercation in which he yelled anti-Semitic comments outside of his Manhattan hotel.

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