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Thursday, September 09, 2021

Braves’ Ozuna agrees to diversion program in domestic violence case

Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna on Thursday entered into a negotiated resolution that could result in his domestic violence charges being dismissed.


The 30-year-old was arrested in May after Sandy Springs officers reported seeing him choke his wife, throw her against a wall and strike her with the cast on his broken fingers. Felony charges were later dropped against Ozuna, but he instead faced a pair of misdemeanors — family violence battery and simple assault.

Ozuna appeared in court virtually Thursday morning and agreed to enter into the negotiated resolution. The conditions require the Major League Baseball star to be placed on six months of supervision, undergo a 24-week family violence intervention program and complete at least 200 hours of community service, Fulton County Deputy District Attorney Simone Hylton told the court. Ozuna is also required to take an anger management course and undergo a psychological evaluation.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 09, 2021 at 02:23 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Atlanta Braves’ Marcell Ozuna arrested after he choked wife and threw her against a wall, according to police in Georgia

Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested Saturday and charged with felony assault after he choked his wife and threw her against a wall, according to Sandy Springs, Georgia, police who said they witnessed the incident.

Police charged the 30-year-old Ozuna, who is being held in Fulton County jail, with aggravated assault by strangulation—a felony that carries a minimum of three years and maximum of 20 years in prison—and misdemeanor battery.

The details of the alleged assault put into question Ozuna’s future in baseball, with sources telling ESPN that Major League Baseball will launch an investigation that could result in a significant suspension. Further, sources said, the police’s reported witnessing of the incident could prompt the Braves to attempt to convert Ozuna’s four-year, $65 million contract to non-guaranteed.

At 12:26 p.m. Saturday, Sandy Springs police responded to a 911 call and entered Ozuna’s home after hearing screaming inside, according to the department’s account of the incident. Officers, the release said, “witnessed the suspect grabbing the victim by the neck and throwing her against a wall. ... In addition to the strangulation attempts, the suspect also struck the victim with his arm which had a cast from a previous injury.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 30, 2021 at 11:34 AM | 54 comment(s)
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