Atlanta Braves fans showered Marcell Ozuna with boos on Sunday in his first at bat since returning to the field after being arrested for drunk driving on Friday.
The boos only got worse when he knocked.
Audible boos for Marcell Ozuna before his 1st AB for the #Braves since his arrest for a DUI
The boos got louder after he hit pic.twitter.com/GAesQq2y2m
— Reggie Chatman Jr. (@ReggieChatman) August 21, 2022
A Norcross, Georgia police report said Ozuna was clocked at 90 mph in a 35 zone just after 12:30 a.m. Friday morning, according to Outkick.
The officer’s report states that Ozuna smelled strongly of alcohol when he was pulled over for speeding, and the officer said he observed the player “have red/watery eyes”.
“I asked Mr. Ozuna what he was doing at Norcross, and he replied ‘party’. I later discovered that Mr. Ozuna was on his way to a nearby nightclub after hours,” the report added.
It was also reported that Ozuna tried to persuade the officer to let him off the hook by telling him he was a member of the Atlanta Braves.
The player gave an extremely brief statement about the arrest and apologized for disappointing the team and his family.
Marcell Ozuna just came out of his locker and said he was disappointed. He disappointed his team and his family. He left after that. It lasted less than 20 seconds.
— Alison Mastrangelo (@AlisonWSB) August 19, 2022
The Braves released a statement saying they “take these matters very seriously and are obviously disappointed with the situation.”
This is far from the only legal problem the outfielder has had recently. About 15 months ago he was arrested and charged with assault and battery for allegedly assaulting his wife.
MLB issued Ozuna a 20-game suspension for the infraction.
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