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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) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: September 09, 2021 at 06:39 PM (#6038968)
That’s pretty good deal for pummeling your wife on camera with a hardened cast
   2. Addie Joss Posted: September 09, 2021 at 07:09 PM (#6038971)
Apparently, the officers' report of seeing Ozuna choke his wife turned out to be highly exaggerated; hence, the much more lenient outcome.
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 09, 2021 at 10:18 PM (#6038978)
What a joke. Dude belongs in jail.
   4. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: September 10, 2021 at 10:50 AM (#6039005)
Funny how the original story didn't hold water but that's the story people insist on believing. He's probably a dirt bag, but it's clear that the facts of the case didn't support the disturbing story (strangulation) we were told at the beginning.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 10, 2021 at 11:18 AM (#6039012)
Funny how the original story didn't hold water but that's the story people insist on believing. He's probably a dirt bag, but it's clear that the facts of the case didn't support the disturbing story (strangulation) we were told at the beginning.

If you read the article it seems more like the couple is mutually violent rather than the cops were lying about what they saw. A large percentage of domestic violence situations are bilateral. Not surprising the DA doesn't want to go to trial if she's violent too. Ozuna still probably belongs in jail. Wife too.
   6. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: September 10, 2021 at 01:52 PM (#6039037)
A good chunk of the Braves fans Facebook group is looking forward to having him back next season. Seems to be about half saying he's not welcome, Duvall's better, and the other half saying his wife (who was arrested last year) is the villain, and Ozuna's likely getting his money anyway, so why not plunk him and his 30 HRs into the lineup.
   7. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: September 10, 2021 at 02:18 PM (#6039042)

If you read the article it seems more like the couple is mutually violent rather than the cops were lying about what they saw.

That's how it sounded from the original articles about the incident, too.

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