Marcell Ozuna of the Atlanta Braves was arrested on a DUI charge. ATATLANTA — Marcell Ozuna, an outfielder for the Braves,

was taken into custody early Friday morning and charged with DUI. Before the game against the Houston Astros, Ozuna talked to the press for 18 seconds.

He said something, but he didn't answer any questions. "I let my team down," he said. My family was sad because of me. I don't know what else to say. It has to do with the law."

Ozuna was arrested for the second time in as many years. On May 29, 2021, he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault by strangulation and battery

because police said they saw him beat up his wife. After he finished a programme called "pretrial diversion," the charges against him were dropped.

At around 4:30 a.m. Friday, a Norcross police officer in metro Atlanta arrested Ozuna and took him to the Gwinnett County jail. He was charged with DUI and

failing to stay in his lane, and a $1,830 bond got him out of jail. The Atlanta Braves said in a statement that they know Marcell Ozuna was arrested this morning and

that they are still getting all the facts about what happened. "Our organisation takes these things very seriously, and it's clear that they're upset by what's going on.

"Since this is a legal matter, we won't say anything else until the whole process is over." Ozuna was not in the lineup for Friday's game.

Manager Brian Snitker said this is the fifth straight game Ozuna has missed because of bad play on the field. Snitker talked to Ozuna earlier on Friday, but he didn't say much about what they talked about.

"No, like I said, I don't think there's anything else to say," Snitker said.  "It's too bad it happened, but we'll just move on."

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

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