Former Orioles outfielder Delmon Young was arrested for battery after allegedly choking and threatening to kill a valet attendant in Miami on Sunday night.
According to Andy Slater of WINZ and other reports, Young allegedly grabbed the attendant by the neck and began choking him after he was denied entrance into a club that was closed. The 30-year-old was later arrested at his residence in Miami.
Young allegedly told the victim, “Stupid Cuban, open the (expletive) door. I’m gonna (expletive) kill you, you Latin piece of (expletive).”
Police said that Young answered the door of his residence wearing no clothes below the waist and was unsteady on his feet while initially denying any knowledge of the incident. Young allegedly told one of the officers on the scene, “I’ll slap you in the face with money, you (expletive) Cuban.”
This is not the first time in which Young has been in trouble with the law as he was arrested in New York for aggravated harassment as a hate crime for making an anti-Semitic remark in 2012. He was suspended by Major League Baseball and ordered to undergo counseling after pleading guilty to that charge.
Released by the Orioles last July, Young spent two seasons in Baltimore and was the hero of Game 2 of the 2014 American League Division Series for hitting a game-winning three-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning, providing one of the most exciting moments in the history of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Young has not signed with another club since being let go by the Orioles.