Police body camera footage shows Atlanta Braves Outfielder Marcell Ozuna with his hand at his wife’s neck just as the responding officer arrived at the alleged domestic dispute in May.
Video obtained by TMZ Sports shows a Sandy Springs Police Department officer walking to the front door of the residence when he encounters Ozuna, another guy and presumably his wife, Genesis Ozuna.
“Get your hands off her,” the officer is heard saying.
The cop then pulls his stun gun and pointed it at Ozuna who raised his hands and complied with the officer’s commands to “get on the ground.”
Ozuna was on the injured list at the time of the incident.
“What’s wrong with your arm?” the second officer asked.
“I play baseball,” Ozuna replied.
Genesis Ozuna informed cops that the baseball star was hitting her on the head with phones and grabbing her by the neck. Genesis Ozuna had visible injuries, but she was not taken to the hospital.
Major League Baseball announced last week that Marcell Ozuna retroactively served a 20-game suspension for violating the league’s domestic violence policy, freeing him to play during the 2022 season.
Commissioner Rob Manfred called the retroactive suspension “appropriate” in a statement on Monday:
“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. Having reviewed the totality of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Ozuna violated our Policy and that discipline is appropriate.”