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Former Phillies OF Young charged with battery

 (AP Photo).

(AP Photo).

Former Phillies outfielder and current MLB free agent Delmon Young was arrested by police Sunday night for allegedly threatening and choking a valet driver in Miami, according to ESPN.

The official police report depicts the confrontation beginning when the 30-year-old Young asked the valet to open an elevator. In response, the valet explained that the elevator was closed because the club it went to was, at the time, closed.

According to the report, Young instigated the confrontation by saying, “Stupid Cuban, open the F****** door. I’m here. Now what?”

The Valet proceeded to explain to an infuriated Young that the elevator was closed. But Young refused to listen.

“I’m going to f****** kill you, you Latin piece of s***,” Young said. He then started to choke the valet.

The valet managed to escape the scuffle while Young fled to his apartment that was located in the back of the complex. Police eventually showed up at the ballplayer’s apartment, where they were greeted by Young, who was naked from the waist down. The police then told Young to clothe himself and provide identification.

The valet identified Young, and the outfielder was arrested at approximately 10:15 p.m.

Young’s Phillies tenure was short-lived. He was signed to a one-year deal by the club prior to the 2013 regular season and played 80 games before being released in early Aug. Over 272 at-bats, Young posted a .261 batting average, eight home runs and 31 RBIs.

This wasn’t the only instance of a former Philadelphia athlete making headlines the Monday after Super Bowl weekend. Former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy made headlines by getting into an altercation with three off-duty Philadelphia police officers early Sunday morning.

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