Braves have difficult options with Marcell Ozuna after arrest

Braves have difficult options with Marcell Ozuna after arrest

Published August 21, 2022
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“He’s very accountable, responsible, tremendous teammate, very honest and humble,” Anthopoulos said at the time. “Everything you want. Our environment fit him well. We got the best out of him, and he helped the team in so many ways, both on the field and in the (clubhouse).”

Ozuna, 31, was taken into custody on Beaver Ruin Road and booked into the Gwinnett County jail shortly after 4:30 a.m., a Norcross police spokesman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In addition to the charge of “DUI less safe,” he also is facing a charge of failure to maintain lane.

According to an incident report obtained by the AJC, Ozuna told the officer who pulled him over that he drank “three or four” beers earlier in the night. Ozuna submitted to a field sobriety test, but was placed under arrest when he refused a breath test, the report said.

The Braves’ statement, which they released Friday, ended like this: “Our organization takes these matters very seriously and are obviously disappointed by the situation. As this is a legal matter, we will have no further comment until the process is complete.”