As the cop arrived at the house, Ozuna grabbed his wife around the throat with his right hand, according to bodycam footage from the scene.
Ozuna, who was wearing a cast on his left hand due to an injury sustained just days before the altercation, cooperated fully and was subsequently arrested.
According to police documents, Ozuna’s wife told cops that the altercation started over cheating allegations.
Ozuna was initially charged with felony assault by strangulation in connection with the incident. However, the counts were reduced to misdemeanor family violence charges, and Ozuna agreed to participate in a deferred prosecution program to drop the case.
Ozuna was sentenced to at least 200 hours of community service and an anger management course, among some other things. He was also placed under supervision for six months.
The outfielder was eventually suspended by the MLB for it all this week, receiving a 20-game suspension – but because the punishment was retroactive, Ozuna is now eligible to return as soon as the 2022 season starts.