Assault charge dropped against reliever Osuna
7:20 PM ET
ESPN News Services
In exchange, Osuna agreed to a peace bond, which requires him to not contact the woman he is alleged to have assaulted and to continue counseling. He must comply with the conditions of the bond for one year or face criminal charges, which would carry a maximum sentence of up to four years’ imprisonment.
Osuna nodded when Judge Melvyn Green asked if he understood the agreement.
“I am pleased and relieved by today’s court decision,” Osuna said. “Now I can begin to put these allegations behind me and focus on baseball. I want to thank my family, teammates and fans for believing in me. I am grateful to the Astros for providing me with the opportunity to play baseball and compete for a World Series championship.
“I will make no further comments about this matter, as I plan on moving past this and look only to the future.”
The 23-year-old Osuna, then a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, was charged in May with assault in an alleged domestic incident.
Astros closer Roberto Osuna