MLB player Marcell Ozuna arrested, accused of choking wife, slamming her against wall: reports

Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested Saturday. He was reportedly accused of strangling his spouse and beating him against a wall.

His spouse Genesis Guzman had seen accidents after the alleged incident however was not taken to hospital, police instructed ESPN.

Ozuna, a 30-year-old Dominican native, was being held in Fulton County Jail in Georgia for grievous bodily hurt by gagging and wrongdoing, ESPN reported. The extra severe expenses vary from three to 20 years in jail, the report stated.

He was taken into custody by police in Sandy Springs, Georgia, reported FOX 5 from Atlanta.

Police stated they acquired a name round 12:26 p.m. a few doable assault inside a home. The responding officers heard “shouting from inside” upon arrival, FOX 5 reported.

Officers claimed they noticed Ozuna assault his spouse, in response to the New York Post. The player, who was added to the Braves’ injured checklist final week following a sport damage, was seen with a throw on one of his arms, the report stated.


Ozuna, who led the National League with 18 house runs in the course of the pandemic-shortened MLB season final 12 months, signed a four-year $ 65 million cope with the Braves in February, The Associated Press reported. He was lacking from the Braves line-up on Saturday night time when Atlanta misplaced 13-2 to the New York Mets in New York.

Last week, the nine-year-old MLB veteran was added to the Braves’ checklist of injured individuals with two damaged fingers after sustaining the accidents in a current sport on a slide.

Braves supervisor Brian Snitker stated he discovered of Ozuna’s arrest after the sport, in response to the AP.

Marcell Ozuna (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office / Associated Press)

“The Braves made an announcement. I stand by it and that is all I do know,” stated Snitker.

The staff stated it discovered of the arrest on Saturday and instantly alerted the MLB commissioner’s workplace.

“The Braves absolutely assist Major League Baseball’s home violence coverage, which absolutely emphasizes that our society can’t and won’t tolerate home violence in any type,” the staff stated. “We is not going to obtain any additional feedback till the investigation is closed and any investigations into this needs to be referred to the Commissioner’s workplace.”

In addition to the measures taken by authorities in Georgia, MLB plans to conduct its personal investigation – which might lead to a major publicity to Ozuna, sources instructed ESPN. The allegation against the player might additionally have an effect on the “assured” standing of his contract with the Braves, the report stated.


Other gamers discovered responsible of violating MLB’s home abuse tips have confronted a suspension of no less than half an everyday season, in response to the Post. Yankees thrower Domingo German was suspended for 81 video games in 2019, whereas Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera needed to sit out 85 video games in the identical season.

In 2020, Ozuna’s spouse was arrested after allegedly throwing an object at her husband whereas the couple have been in Miami, FOX 5 reported.

Details of when Ozuna would seem in courtroom weren’t obtainable.

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