Who is Genesis Guzman? Marcell Ozuna arrested for strangling wife and throwing her against wall
Last year, Genesis Guzman threw a soap dish at husband Marcell Ozuna and was charged with domestic violence
Marcell Ozuna, 30 was arrested on Saturday, May 29, for aggravated assault strangulation and battery-family violence after the Atlanta Braves outfielder reportedly strangled his wife, threw her against a wall, and struck her with the cast on his broken fingers. Major League Baseball is expected to open an investigation into the matter. Ozuna is currently not listed on the team due to his broken fingers in his left hand, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
According to Fulton County jail records, Ozuna, who also goes with the nickname of “The Big Bear”, was arrested by Sandy Springs Police Department. The official Twitter account of Atlanta Braves also shared an official statement after Marcell Ozuna’s arrest saying that they fully support the Major League Baseball’s policy on domestic violence, “We learned of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier this evening and immediately informed the Commissioner’s Office. The Braves fully support Major League Baseball’s policy on domestic violence which stresses to the fullest that our society cannot and will not tolerate domestic violence in any form.”
Statement from the Atlanta Braves: pic.twitter.com/qISsfrUAiL— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 30, 2021
Seeing this circulate on Twitter. Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna appears to have been arrested for domestic battery. pic.twitter.com/7ZJkdZukK5— Miles Garrett (@MilesGarrettTV) May 30, 2021
What really happened?
According to AJC, after a 911 call when officers arrived at the home, Sgt. Salvador Ortega revealed that they heard screaming from inside the home and the front door was open. Ortega in an e-mailed statement said, “Officers entered the residence through the open door and witnessed the suspect grabbing the victim by the neck and throwing her against a wall,” adding, “Officers were able to immediately take the suspect into custody without further incident. In addition to the strangulation attempts, the suspect also struck the victim with his arm which has a cast from a previous injury.”
Who is Marcell Ozuna's wife?
Marcell Ozuna’s wife Genesis Guzman is originally from the Dominican Republic just like her husband. The duo tied the knot in a private ceremony and currently has three kids. Guzman stays very active on Instagram and keeps sharing pictures of Ozuna, kids, and other close family members. Guzman has also been in news earlier when she hit an impressive home run back in 2017 when Ozuna used to play for Miami Marlins. The wives and girlfriends of the Marlins and Tampa Rays had engaged in a little pre-game spectacle when Genesis Guzman showed her skills with the baseball bat. In an Instagram video shared by Ozuna in 2017, we could see Guzman hitting a jaw-dropping home run.
When Marcell Ozuna's wife got charged with domestic violence
Genesis Guzman was charged with domestic violence in 2020 after Ozuna suffered a facial injury after she threw a soap dish at him. The incident occurred in Miami when the 2020 MLB season was suspended due to the unfortunate Covid-19 pandemic. According to the website, PlayersGf, Genesis Ozuna was arrested after two weeks of investigation. The injury suffered by Ozuna was inspected by fire rescue and was dubbed as a "small laceration." Guzman reportedly later pleaded not guilty and was given a stay-away order.