As details continue to surface regarding the domestic violence incident that led to the arrest of Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna, they are getting more and more troubling.
Ozuna was accused of grabbing his wife by the throat and slamming her against the wall, while also striking her with the cast on his injured left hand.
Now, according to an arrest affidavit shared by WSB-TV, we are learning that Ozuna’s wife told police that he threatened to kill her.
“He threatened to kill her and she threatened to call 911,” the affidavit read. “She took his cellphone from a table and called 911.
“Victim stated that said accused grabbed her by the throat by wrapping his fingers around [her neck]. He then held her up against the wall, preventing her from breathing.”
Ozuna was on charges of battery and aggravated assault by strangulation. He was released on $20,000 bond on Monday.
The Braves released a statement on the incident stating their full support of MLB’s domestic abuse policy.
Statement from the Atlanta Braves: pic.twitter.com/qISsfrUAiL
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 30, 2021