Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna appeared in court virtually Thursday morning and entered into a negotiated resolution according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The conditions of the resolution require that Ozuna be placed on six months of supervision, undergo a 24-week family violence intervention program and complete at least 200 hours of community service. He will also be required to take an anger management course and undergo a psychological evaluation.
The report adds that the supervision could be terminated after three months provided that Ozuna completes all of the requirements early and has no further violent contact with his wife. If he completes all of the pre-trial diversion tasks, then the criminal charges against Ozuna would be dropped.
Ozuna would still be subject to discipline by Major League Baseball and his potential return to the Braves remains murky. He remains on the 10-day injured list and club officials have consistently declined comment on his status due to the on-going MLB investigation.
Atlanta signed Ozuna to a four-year, $65 million deal that also includes a $16 million option for a fifth year during this past offseason.
Ozuna's attorney, Michael LaScala, said police body cam footage shows that the incident didn't happen as described by cops, and LaScala said it would have been impossible for Fulton County DA to pursue criminal case because of that. He also said Ozuna has been working out in Fla.— David O'Brien (@DOBrienATL) September 9, 2021