Marcell Ozuna arrest video released after Braves player gets 20-game retroactive ban

Marcell Ozuna arrest video released after Braves player gets 20-game retroactive ban

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna appeared to be choking his wife as Georgia police officers entered the home in May, an arrest video released Wednesday showed.

The Sandy Springs Police Department released the video of the May 29, 2021, arrest.

Marcell Ozuna was arrested in May
(Sandy Springs, Ga. Police)

According to the report, she took his phone and called the police but proceeded to follow him outside. She went back inside and grabbed a “large kitchen knife” for protection while the two continued to argue. 

The Braves outfielder appeared to be choking his wife as an officer walked in.
(Sandy Springs, Ga. Police)

Major League Baseball placed Ozuna on administrative leave after the incident. On Monday, he was given a retroactive, unpaid, 20-game suspension for violating the league’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

“My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Marcell Ozuna violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Having reviewed the totality of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Ozuna violated our Policy and that discipline is appropriate.”

In this Aug. 16, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Braves’ Marcell Ozuna watches his single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Braves added: “Any instance of domestic violence is unacceptable, and we fully support the decision by the Commissioner’s Office regarding Marcell. We are encouraged to know that Marcell has accepted full responsibility for his actions and is taking the necessary measures to learn and grow from the situation.”

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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