Cubs’ Addison Russell accused of physical, verbal abuse by ex-wife

Cubs’ Addison Russell accused of physical, verbal abuse by ex-wife

Addison Russell's Ex-Wife Melisa Shares Her Story

The couple split up in June 2017 after Melisa posted a now-deleted Instagram photo alleging infidelity.

In Reidy's blog post, she details alleged physical abuse along with accompanying emotional and psychological abuse.

Addison Russell denied his ex-wife's allegations of domestic violence previous year.

Major League Baseball and the MLBPA, the labor union that represents players, created a "Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy" and incorporated it into the league's collective bargaining agreement in August 2015. I'm confident any full and fair investigation will fully exonerate me. "For the well-being of my family, I'll have no further comment". While the investigation has remained open since the allegations against him became public past year, new allegations surfaced on Thursday night that have resulted in Russell being placed on leave for the second time during the course of the investigation. The Cubs did not give a timetable on the investigation or Russell's return.

"Our investigation of this matter has remained open and we have continued our efforts to gather information", the statement read. "We are hopeful that this new information will allow us to complete the investigation as promptly as possible". The probe started in June 2017 after Reidy-Russell accused him in an Instagram post of cheating on her.

The Chicago Cubs today issued the following statement.

The Cubs hold a slim lead atop the NL Central and the leave was announced just a few hours before their 10-4 loss to the crosstown White Sox.

The Cubs sent Russell home during the investigation but he was never suspended by Major League Baseball. They also said they are prohibited from taking their own steps under MLB's domestic abuse policy. The two share a 3-year-old son together.

"Anytime there are accusations of this nature it has to be taken very seriously". "The place it's at right now, it's in the league's court to do the investigation". Epstein said he was surprised by the "disturbing" post and he reached out to the league when he was made aware of it, according to The Athletic.

"I have not yet spoken to Addy about it", Maddon said.

Chicago acquired Russell in a July 2014 trade with Oakland. He is batting.158 with one RBI in 18 games in September.

Russell has struggled at the plate each of the last two seasons. "What did I do for him to want to put his hands on me?" the author wrote. We don't truly know what other people are going through.

Asked if he had counselled Russell after the allegations past year, Maddon said it would have been "inappropriate". Basically, I felt like I was nothing, a nobody & I was nothing without him, & I couldn't do anything without him.

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