Marcell Ozuna, outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, has been arrested and accused of assaulting his wife.
Marcell Ozuna Arrest Details
Ozuna Arrested And Accused Of Assault. “Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested for aggravated assault and battery Saturday evening. Sandy Springs Police received a 911 call about an assault at a home on Windsor Cove. As Officers arrived to the home, they heard screaming coming from inside and noticed the front door wide open.” [CBS 46]
Report: Police Saw Ozuna With Hands Around Wife’s Neck. “According to the police report, officers heard screaming upon arrival and entered the home to find Ozuna “grabbing the victim by the neck and throwing her against the wall.” They also said that Ozuna “struck the victim with his arm which has a cast from a previous injury.”” [Yahoo]
Braves Notified Commissioner Of Ozuna Arrest. “In a statement, the Braves said: “We learned of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier this evening and immediately informed the Commissioner’s Office. 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.”” [ESPN]
MLB Has Power To Discipline, Even Without Conviction. “Under the provisions of the joint policy, the league has the authority to issue discipline regardless of the outcome of the criminal charges leveled against Ozuna, though Ozuna could challenge any discipline to an arbitration panel. Since the policy was instituted in 2015, suspensions have ranged from anywhere from 15 games to a full season, as per the discretion of the Commissioner’s Office.” [MLB Trade Rumors]