Report: Young faces misdemeanor

Report: Young faces misdemeanor charge

DETROIT -- Dmitri Young faces a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence stemming from an incident last month at a hotel in suburban Detroit, according to a published report.

The Detroit Free Press reported Young was charged Tuesday in nearby Birmingham, Mich. The article went on to say he's expected to turn himself in next Monday in line with a deal between local authorities and Young's attorney.

The alleged incident reportedly took place April 14 at Birmingham's Townsend Hotel, a popular hotel among celebrities when they're in the Detroit area. Police detective John Heppner told the Free Press that the woman, supposedly his then-girlfriend of about two years, told them the couple went to dinner in town and had drinks afterwards. After checking into the hotel, the woman claimed, the two got into an argument that turned heated. The woman, whose name has not been released, accuses Young of choking her.

A conviction on the charge would carry a maximum sentence of 93 days in jail and a $500 fine. The domestic violence charge, Heppner told the paper, stems from the two supposedly having a long-term relationship.

"It's a bum deal," Young told the Free Press Wednesday. "Unfortunately it's public knowledge. I don't see this person any more."

Representatives for the club would not comment on the pending legal matter.

Young is in his fifth year with the Tigers and the final guaranteed year of a contract he signed prior to the 2002 season. He has been limited in his playing time this season with a recurring quadriceps injury in his right leg. The injury forced him to the 15-day DL on April 16.

Jason Beck is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.