Just last week Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna suffered a hand injury. Ozuna “was diagnosed with fractures of the ring finger and middle finger of his left hand…he (was) expected to miss at least six weeks” per The Athletic’s David O’Brien.
Well, after some even more recent news, just days after the injury, Ozuna may miss more than six weeks.
And it still has to do with at least that left ring finger with the commitment he made regarding his wife. When you put a ring on it, even though times won’t be perfect, that’s a commitment to honor, love, and cherish your bride. Now, it’s not just his left ring finger that’s hurt and injured but his wife, as well, after this police report:
The Sandy Springs Police issued a press release on May 30 regarding an incident involving Ozuna on May 29: “The Sandy Springs Police Department has arrested 30 year old Marcell Ozuna Idelfonso pursuant to a domestic violence investigation”.
Sandy Springs is a suburb of Atlanta. Here’s what happened there:
“…Sandy Springs Police Officers received a 911 call requesting they respond to a residence on Windsor Cove regarding an assault in progress. As Officers arrived to the home, they heard screaming coming from inside and noticed the front door wide open…Officers entered the residence through the front door and witnessed the suspect grabbing the victim by the neck and throwing her against a wall. Officers were able to immediately take the suspect into custody without further incident. In addition to the strangulation attempts, the suspect also struck the victim with his arm which has a cast from a previous injury. Preliminary investigation has revealed this incident to be domestic related between the suspect and his wife, both residents of the Windsor Cove home.”Sandy Springs Police
According to the press release, “Ozuna was arrested and has been charged with Aggravated Assault by Strangulation under the Domestic Violence Act (and) Battery under the Domestic Violence Act…(t)he victim did have visible injuries, but was not transported to the hospital.”
Here’s what the Braves said regarding the incident:
Here’s what happened in court on May 31:
ESPN gave this update on the situation:
“Ozuna…was released from jail after posting $20,000 bond Monday on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery against his wife. Ozuna was jailed Saturday after police officers in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs said they witnessed him attacking his wife, Genesis, while responding to a 911 call. During his initial appearance in Fulton County Magistrate Court on Monday, Ozuna was ordered to have no contact with his wife. He did not answer questions from the media after he was released from jail…In court, attorneys said the couple was in the process of divorce. Genesis Ozuna was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Miami a year ago.”ESPN
There is absolutely no condoning Ozuna’s actions. What he allegedly did was flat out wrong. Home should be a place of safety, nourishment, and love…without any fear of violence whatsoever.
“Ozuna could face a long suspension by Major League Baseball, which plans to review the matter under the joint domestic violence policy in place between MLB and the players’ union” per ESPN.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
- 1 The Sandy Springs Police issued a press release on May 30 regarding an incident involving Ozuna on May 29: “The Sandy Springs Police Department has arrested 30 year old Marcell Ozuna Idelfonso pursuant to a domestic violence investigation”.
- 2 Here’s what the Braves said regarding the incident:
- 3 Here’s what happened in court on May 31:
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