Braves’ Marcell Ozuna arrested for attacking his wife

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna may have thrown away his baseball career. He is in custody near Atlanta, Georgia.

If he didn’t, he’s going to be severely punished by Major League Baseball. They will investigate the matter.

Handcuffs (Photo by Unsplash/Bill Oxford)

Ozuna allegedly strangled his wife on Saturday afternoon. He has been charged with aggravated assault by strangulation and family violence.

“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,” the team said in a statement. “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.”

The Sandy Springs Police Department was called to the Ozuna residence due to a report of an assault in progress. Once the authorities arrived, the door was open and they saw Ozuna “grabbing the victim by the neck and throwing her against a wall.”

While on the scene, the police say that Ozuna also hit his wife before being placed under arrest. Despite being injured, his wife was not transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

This off-season, Ozuna signed a four-year, $64 million extension with the Braves.

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