The first selection in the 2003 draft is in some serious trouble.
Nearly two decades ago, Delmon Young was one of the most coveted prospects in baseball. These days, Young was coveted by law inforcement when he was arrested Monday after his ex-girlfriend alleged he punched her in the chest and shoved her to the ground.
“Cops in the docs say a woman claiming to be Young’s ex-GF said the former baseball player showed up to her home and began banging on her door and ordering her to come outside.
The woman, cops say, then claimed when she stepped outside of her apartment, Young confronted her and got violent with her.
Cops say the woman told them Young punched her in the chest, and then shoved her to the ground as she attempted to flee and call 911.
In the docs, police say surveillance video captured the whole incident … saying the footage revealed Young did hit the woman. Cops say the video also showed the woman “screeching in pain.”
Cops claimed that Young would flee the scene and blow through a stop sign at 90 MPH in a 45 MPH zone.
He was arrested and charged with 4 crimes that included domestic violence.
Playing for five teams in his career, he combined to hit .283 with 109 home runs and 566 RBIs. His best season came in 2010 with the Minnesota Twins, as he hit .298 with 21 home runs and 112 RBIs, earning him a 10th-place finish in American League MVP voting.
Even back then, he experienced several issues related to his temper and it became major roadblocks in his career.