Marcell Ozuna, a player outside of the Braves team, was arrested on Saturday in Fulton County, Georgia, on a domestic battery charge and charged with assault. Ozuna was arrested by the Sandy Springs Police Department for allegedly strangling his wife.
According to a press release from the SSPD, authorities have responded to an emergency call regarding the attack that occurred at a Windsor Cove residence. Arriving at the house, they found that the door was open and a scream was heard from inside. They saw Ozuna “catch the prey by the neck and throw her against the wall.”
The release also said that Ozuna hit his wife̵7;s arm, who was in the actor. his wife has “Visible injuries” but was not taken to hospital.
Ozuna, 30, is currently on the injured list. The left hand was broken and was not with the New York team. Major League Baseball is expected to open an investigation into the matter, according to Jeff Passan from ESPN, and he could be suspended under the league’s domestic violence policy.
Shortly after news of Ozuna’s arrest spread, Braves released a statement supporting the league’s domestic abuse policy.
“We learned of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier this evening and immediately notified the Commissioner’s Office,” the statement read. “The Braves fully support Major League Baseball’s policy on domestic violence, which fully emphasizes that our society cannot and will not tolerate domestic violence in one of a kind.”
Last year, Ozuna’s wife, Genesis, was arrested for using a domestic battery. She allegedly threw a dish of soap at Ozuna, causing her face to tear. The arrest came after a two-week investigation by police.
Ozuna is in his second season with Braves after signing a one-year contract before the 2020 season. He was re-signed to the team on a four-year, $65 million contract this past winter. He previously played for the Marlins and Cardinals.
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