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Marcel Ozuna arrested for domestic violence
« Topic Start: May 29, 2021, 09:06:31 PM »
Ozuna arrested on DV charges in Georgia

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« Reply #1: May 30, 2021, 12:44:33 AM »
Ozuna arrested on DV charges in Georgia

It’s bad.

https://twitter.com/chelsea_janes/status/1398838506319974400?s=21

I think we’ve seen the last of him in the majors for a long time.

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« Reply #2: May 30, 2021, 09:10:03 AM »
It’s bad.

https://twitter.com/chelsea_janes/status/1398838506319974400?s=21

I think we’ve seen the last of him in the majors for a long time.

She was arrested last year for battering him.  Seems like a great marriage.  But he's doubly screwed because it's not he-said-she-said: the cops literally caught him in the act.

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Marcel Ozuna arrested for domestic violence
« Reply #3: May 30, 2021, 09:28:50 AM »

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/29/sports/baseball/marcell-ozuna-arrested.html?action=click&module=In%20Other%20News&pgtype=Homepage

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Atlanta Outfielder Is Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Marcell Ozuna faces two charges, including strangulation. His team says it will cooperate with an M.L.B. investigation.

Marcell Ozuna of the Atlanta Braves has been out since May 25 with two injured fingers.

James Wagner
By James Wagner
Published May 29, 2021
Updated May 30, 2021, 12:29 a.m. ET

Marcell Ozuna, an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated assault strangulation and misdemeanor family violence after officers witnessed him attack his wife, according to jail records and the police.

Ozuna, 30, was booked by the Sandy Springs Police Department, according to Fulton County (Ga.) jail records. Sandy Springs is a northern suburb of Atlanta.

In a statement released late Saturday night, the Sandy Springs Police Department said they received a 911 call around 12:30 p.m. regarding an ongoing assault at home in the city. The department said its officers heard screaming and saw the front door open when they arrived. Inside, according to the statement, officers saw Ozuna grabbing the victim, whom they identified as his wife, by the neck and throwing her against a wall.

Officers arrested Ozuna “without further incident,” the statement said. The statement also noted that Ozuna had struck his wife with a cast on his arm. The victim, police said, was injured but not taken to a hospital.

Major League Baseball will also investigate the matter.

“We learned of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier this evening and immediately informed the Commissioner’s Office,” the Braves said in a statement on Saturday night.

“The Braves fully support Major League Baseball’s policy on domestic violence which stresses to the fullest that our society cannot and will not tolerate domestic violence in any form. Until the investigation is completed, we will have no further comment and all inquiries into the matter should be referred to the Office of the Commissioner.”


Since M.L.B. and the players’ union enacted a domestic violence policy in 2015, 13 players have been suspended, with bans ranging from 15 to 162 games following investigations.

Ozuna, a two-time All-Star who led the National League in home runs last season, was placed on the injured list on Friday after he injured two fingers on his left hand sliding into a base. He was expected to miss several weeks. The Braves were in New York playing the Mets this weekend.

After hitting .338 with 18 home runs in 60 games for Atlanta last season, Ozuna finished sixth in voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award and re-signed for four years and $65 million over the winter. This season, he was hitting .213 with seven home runs in 48 games.

A year ago, Ozuna’s wife, Genesis, was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Miami.

James Wagner has covered baseball — the Mets for two and a half years, the Yankees for two years and now in a national role — for The Times since 2016. Previously he worked at The Washington Post for six years, including four covering the Nationals.

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He is going away for a while.

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Yikes.

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Hope that the cops had their body cams on.

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Re: Marcel Ozuna arrested for domestic violence
« Reply #9: November 29, 2021, 04:41:52 PM »
Just one more thing to make the Braves likable.
So, not for nothing, but it would seem the police were not entirely truthful on this one

https://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2021/8/5/22607885/what-the-marcell-ozuna-case-tells-us

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Re: Marcel Ozuna arrested for domestic violence
« Reply #10: November 29, 2021, 04:43:23 PM »
So, not for nothing, but it would seem the police were not entirely truthful on this one

https://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2021/8/5/22607885/what-the-marcell-ozuna-case-tells-us
Police not truthful. I am shocked.

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Re: Marcel Ozuna arrested for domestic violence
« Reply #11: November 29, 2021, 05:04:50 PM »
I’m sure there will be consequences for them falsifying records.

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Re: Marcel Ozuna arrested for domestic violence
« Reply #12: December 01, 2021, 10:48:13 PM »
There is body-cam footage of Ozuna hitting his wife.

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Two days after Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna received a retroactive suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, newly released police body-camera footage shows him grabbing his wife’s neck.

The recorded incident dates back to May, when Ozuna was arrested and charged with aggravated assault strangulation and misdemeanor battery family violence in Sandy Springs, Ga. In the video, obtained by TMZ, a Sandy Springs police officer enters Ozuna’s home as his hand is around a woman’s neck. Police have said the victim was Ozuna’s wife, Genesis.

An officer raises a weapon and commands Ozuna to “Get your hands off her,” before ordering him to the ground. Another officer later arrives and appears to handcuff Ozuna. In a May news release issued by the Sandy Springs Police Department, it claimed that Ozuna had also “struck the victim with his arm which has a cast from a previous injury.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/12/01/braves-marcell-ozuna-body-camera-footage/

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Re: Marcel Ozuna arrested for domestic violence
« Reply #13: December 02, 2021, 09:34:00 AM »
There is body-cam footage of Ozuna hitting his wife.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/12/01/braves-marcell-ozuna-body-camera-footage/

There is. But there's also body cam footage proving that he didn't grab her by the throat, slam her into a wall, and attempt to choke her to death while the police stood there. Like he was charged with. Domestic abuse is right up there with animal abuse, and second only to child abuse. Guy deserves to be punished harshly for what he did, because it was horrible and contemptible. But maybe not so much being punished for things that were invented.

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Re: Marcel Ozuna arrested for domestic violence
« Reply #14: December 02, 2021, 10:13:53 AM »
There is. But there's also body cam footage proving that he didn't grab her by the throat, slam her into a wall, and attempt to choke her to death while the police stood there. Like he was charged with. Domestic abuse is right up there with animal abuse, and second only to child abuse. Guy deserves to be punished harshly for what he did, because it was horrible and contemptible. But maybe not so much being punished for things that were invented.
They blew the whole case by making stuff up. The Phillies basically put Odubel in purgatory for like a year and a half after his incident.  And charges were dropped in his case. Bad look for the Braves to welcome him back.

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Re: Marcel Ozuna arrested for domestic violence
« Reply #15: December 02, 2021, 11:02:10 AM »
They blew the whole case by making stuff up. The Phillies basically put Odubel in purgatory for like a year and a half after his incident.  And charges were dropped in his case. Bad look for the Braves to welcome him back.

Yeah, I don't think there's anyone in this that is exactly covering themselves in glory. What the guy actually did should be enough to tank his career and get him in jail in my opinion. He's got enough money that his lawyers will have a field day with the footage.