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Offline Slateman

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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

Offline imref

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

It’s bad.

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

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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

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.

Offline welch

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

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.

Offline Natsinpwc

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He is going away for a while.

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Offline GburgNatsFan

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Hope that the cops had their body cams on.