Last year, the slugger was arrested for domestic violence and sat out the remainder of the season, including the Braves’ run to their first World Series title since 1995.
After the Braves’ 3-2 win over the New York Mets last night, Ozuna was arrested on DUI charges and booked in Gwinnett County Jail shortly after 4 a.m.
Braves insider David O’Brien delivered the news via Twitter.
This comes less than 15 months after his arrest last season and 11 months after entering a diversion program and being placed on six months probation.
#Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested for DUI and booked into Gwinnett County Jail after 4 a.m. Friday. This is less than 15 months after his arrest on domestic-violence charges, and 11 months after he entered a diversion program and was placed on 6 months probation.
— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) August 19, 2022
Ozuna In More Legal Trouble
Ozuna continues to have his brushes with the law.
This is a situation that the Braves have had to deal with time and time again.
This also is not good news for the Braves, as there’s a good chance that they’re going to be without him for another extended period of time, just as they were last year.
The 31-year-old slugger is hitting just .214 this season, but has hit 20 home runs and has driven in 46.
Now, the Braves must decide what to do with their embattled slugger once again.
Ozuna signed a four-year, $65 million contract with the Braves prior to the 2021 season after leading the league in home runs during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
The Braves still owe him $41 million.
So far, this move hasn’t exactly panned out for the Braves.
Ozuna was already on the injured list last season when he was arrested for domestic violence.
Ozuna was ultimately released from jail this morning, but the Braves have a sticky situation on their hands once again and will have to decide what to do with Ozuna.