Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested Saturday and charged with felony assault after he allegedly choked his spouse and threw her towards a wall, Sandy Springs, Georgia, police stated, in accordance with ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
At 12:26 p.m., Sandy Springs police responded to a 911 name and entered Ozuna’s house after listening to screams inside, in accordance with the division’s account of the incident. Officers witnessed your complete incident.
Police stated Ozuna’s spouse had seen accidents however was not transported to the hospital.
The 2-time All-Star was charged with aggravated assault by strangulation, which carries a minimal of three years in jail, and misdemeanor battery.
In accordance with Passan, Main League Baseball will launch an investigation into the incident and Ozuna could possibly be hit with a major suspension. The Braves might additionally try to convert the 30-year-old’s four-year, $65 million contract to non-guaranteed.
The Braves launched a press release saying they’re conscious of the incident and can have no additional remark till the investigation is accomplished.