Atlanta Braves left fielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and family violence and is being held without bond, according to Fulton County Jail booking records.
The incident took place early Saturday afternoon in Sandy Springs, Georgia when Sandy Springs police responded to a 911 call at Ozuna’s residence. Upon arrival, officers witnessed Ozuna grab a woman that’s believed to be his wife by the neck and threw her against the wall. Other allegations include Ozuna striking said victim with the cast he’s wearing after dislocating fingers on a slide on May 25 against the Red Sox.
The news was first broke when Twitter user Travis Fox had circulated a photo of what appeared to be Ozuna being arrested at a residence on Windsor Cove in Sandy Springs. It was ultimately confirmed by the booking report online later on with a mugshot of Ozuna as he was being processed.
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Within the state of Georgia, aggravated assault by strangulation is a felony and results in a minimum of one year and up to even 20 years in prison if a conviction is determined.
This, of course, also means Ozuna will now be subjected to Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy that could additionally result in suspension, pending the outcome of the case and their internal investigation. The Braves organization has also released a statement on Twitter in response to the incident that reads:
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Posting seven home runs and 26 RBIs in 48 games played, Ozuna struggled mightily this year with production that was a far cry from his 2020 campaign when he finished sixth in National League MVP voting. On top of that, he was already scheduled to be out for at least six weeks on the injury list due to his multiple dislocated fingers.
He had also just entered the first year of his new four, $65 million deal with the Braves, following his play on a one-year deal in 2020, posting seven home runs and 26 RBI in 48 games played.
This also comes nearly after Ozuna’s wife had been arrested on domestic violence charges, when she had allegedly hit Ozuna with a soap dish in the face.
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