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Young is out for an indefinite period after the alleged incident outside his Manhattan hotel Friday morning. He will be paid during his absence, Dombrowski said.
Young posted a $5,000 bond at a brief hearing in Manhattan court Friday and was released less than an hour before the Tigers' game against the Yankees. He faces a misdemeanor aggravated harassment charge that entails targeting someone for his or her religious beliefs. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail. Young is due back in court May 29.
Wearing a dark suit, Young said nothing during his arraignment. In a statement, however, Young said: "I sincerely regret what happened last night." He apologized to the Tigers' owners and organization, his teammates, family and Detroit fans. "I take this matter very seriously and assure everyone that I will do everything I can to improve myself as a person and player," Young said. Dombrowski said he got a call in his hotel room some time between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. ET Friday. "I was there that night," Dombrowski said. "I do know that some things that have been written (in the media) are not accurate. I do know that. I'm not getting into what they are." By the time Dombrowski got to Young's room, police already were in his room. "You never like to see it happen, but it does happen as part of society," Dombrowski said. "(But) I'm not defending him." Young's defense attorney, Daniel J. Ollen, said accounts of the fight have varied. He said there was video, which he hasn't seen, that showed someone in another group of people saying something to Young before the scuffle. "He clearly reacted to something that was said to him," Ollen said. Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.