Delmon Young: Suspension on the way

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012

The New York Post is reporting that Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young will be suspended by Major League Baseball for his anti-Semitic rant and arrest. A suspension is of no surprise but what everyone’s been wondering is how long it will be.

Major League Baseball has decided to suspend Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young because of his drunken anti-Semitic rant and arrest, two sources have told The Post.

The announcement could come as early as this afternoon. (New York Post)

The Post cites an example of what his suspension could possibly be. In May of last year Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell was suspended for two weeks after making gay slurs and used foul language towards fans.

In my opinion it’s tough to judge how long a suspension would be because of the pending criminal case. Do they wait for the legal process to run its course or they just make a one time suspension now?

I’m thinking if they go with a one time suspension then it will be a minimum of two weeks, probably longer. If a coach was suspended for two weeks for comments that he wasn’t arrested for then this incident deserves a tougher response. Especially when you consider the player.

Remember, Young was suspended 50 games before for throwing his bat at an umpire. My guess is he gets at least a month suspension.

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