Detroit's Delmon Young apologizes after arrest

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FILE - This is a 2012 photo of Delmon Young of the Detroit Tigers baseball team during spring training in Lakeland, Fla. Young was arrested Friday, April 27, 2012 in New York, on a hate crime harassment charge after police said he got into a fight with a group of men and yelled anti-Semitic epithets.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
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FILE - This is a 2012 photo of Delmon Young of the Detroit Tigers baseball team during spring training in Lakeland, Fla. Young was arrested Friday, April 27, 2012 in New York, on a hate crime harassment charge after police said he got into a fight with a group of men and yelled anti-Semitic epithets. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young has apologized following his arrest on a hate crime harassment charge.

Police say Young got into a fight with a group of men early Friday outside the team's midtown Manhattan hotel and yelled anti-Semitic epithets.

Young says in a statement "I sincerely regret what happened last night." He apologizes to the Tigers owners and organization, his teammates, family and Detroit fans.

Young adds, "I take this matter very seriously and assure everyone that I will do everything I can to improve myself as a person and player."