Marcell Ozuna Booed In Atlanta Following Arrest

Marcell Ozuna Booed In Atlanta Following Arrest

Marcell Ozuna Booed In Atlanta Following Arrest!

Braves slugger Marcell Ozuna was booed by the Atlanta home crowd Sunday in the veteran outfielder’s first appearance since being arrested on a driving under the influence charge…


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A post shared by Marcell Ozuna (@thebigbear13ozuna) reports that heavy hitter Marcell Ozuna was booked early Friday and released on bond later that morning.

This was the second arrest in as many years for Ozuna, who also was arrested in May 2021 on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police officers said they witnessed him attacking his wife. Those charges were dropped after he completed a pretrial diversion program. A year ago he was arrested on aggravated assault and now this.

Marcell Ozuna, the No. 8 hitter in Atlanta’s lineup against the Houston Astros, was greeted with a smattering of boos at Truist Park before his first at-bat Sunday in the second inning. The boos were much louder after Ozuna struck out against Astros right-hander Jose Urquidy.

Braves outfielder Ozuna arrested on DUI charge

The game marked the first appearance since Aug. 14 for Ozuna, who did not play in the first six games of Atlanta’s seven-game homestand. Snitker said Friday that he spoke to Ozuna but did not provide details about their conversation. Snitker said he didn’t know whether Ozuna will face a suspension.

The Braves issued a statement Friday after Ozuna’s arrest, saying the “organization takes these matters very seriously and are obviously disappointed by the situation” but declining to comment further, citing the ongoing legal situation. Ozuna did not take questions Friday and made a brief statement to reporters, saying he “disappointed my team” and “disappointed my family.”

Ozuna, 31, is in his third season in Atlanta and in the second year of a $65 million, four-year contract.