MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT — A major league baseball player arrested in April for allegedly spewing anti-Semitic slurs during a drunken tirade outside a Midtown hotel is working on a plea deal with prosecutors to resolve his case, his lawyer said Thursday.
Detroit Tiger outfielder Delmon Young, 26, was walking into the HIlton Hotel on Sixth Avenue in April when he spotted a man wearing a yarmulke and Star of David necklace who wanted money, sources and the District Attorney's office said.
Young allegedly shouted "You bunch of f---ing Jews!" — before sparking a scuffle in which he tackled hotel guest Jason Shank, a 32-year-old tourist, who is Jewish.
"We're working on something," said Daniel Ollen after he and the outfielder — who kept silent — made a brief court appearance.
"There's no offer yet," he added. "But we're hopeful."
Young was charged with aggravated harassment as a hate crime and was released on $5,000 bail. He is due back in court on Nov. 7.