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
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