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Atlanta Braves Baseball Player Was Arrested and Charged With Inhumane Treatment of His Wife

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jun 01, 2021
03:00 A.M.
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30-year-old Marcell Ozuna was arrested and will be going to court for assaulting and battering his wife in an attempt to strangle her, as witnessed by policemen.


Baseball star Marcell Ozuna was arrested days ago after someone called about an assault. According to police officers who went to his house, they saw him grabbing his wife's neck, and he threw her at the wall before they could get to him.

The attempt to strangle was not the only thing Ozuna did to his wife. He also hit her with a casted arm. Police have stated that it was a case of domestic violence.

Atlanta Braves' Marcell Ozuna looks back for the signal at Cool Today Park on February 28, 2020 in Venice, Florida. | Photo: Getty Images


In a police statement on this case, the victim had visible injuries on her body, and the suspect has been charged to court for battery and aggravated assault.

Representatives of the player refused to respond to requests for their comments as the baseball player waits to be arraigned in court.


Major League Baseball is expected to start investigating the case and may suspend Ozuna from the sport for a while if their investigation finds him guilty of the allegation.

There are also indications that the Braves may convert Ozuna's $65 million contract to a non-guarantee once the investigations are complete.

This is the second case of domestic violence involving the couple.


In a statement, Atlanta Braves stressed that they were firmly supporting the policy of MLB against domestic violence but will not comment until investigations are over.

This is the second case of domestic violence involving the couple. Last year, a similar incident occurred, where the wife was arrested and charged to court for domestic battery.


She was alleged to have caused a laceration on Ozuna's face after hitting him with a dish, and the court ordered that they stay away from each other.

The future of the baseball player is now in doubt as details of his assault become public. It is unsure what punishment he would face within the league, but it's usually severe, just like in Neymar's sexual assault case.

The footballer was accused of sexually assaulting an employee of Nike in 2016. While investigations are still ongoing, Nike has cut ties with the footballer, stating that he refused to cooperate with investigations into the allegation.


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