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Delmon Young Suspended Seven Games

May 01, 2012 9:53 AM EST

Major League Baseball has suspended Delmon Young for seven games without pay following his arrest on a hate crime harassment charge last week in New York.

The suspension is retroactive to Friday, when Young was arrested after a late-night tussle at his hotel.

"Those associated with our game should meet the responsibilities and standards that stem from our game's stature as a social institution," commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement.

"An incident like this cannot and will not be tolerated. I understand that Mr. Young is regretful, and it is my expectation that he will learn from this unfortunate episode."

The suspension will cost Young approximately $257,240 of his $6,725,000 salary.

Via Associated Press