MLB Will Investigate Domestic Violence Accusations Against Addison Russell

Photo credit: Denis Poroy/Getty
Photo credit: Denis Poroy/Getty

While the Cubs were playing the Marlins last night, Addison Russell’s wife, Melisa, shared an Instagram post in which she claimed that Russell had cheated on her. In the comments of that post, a friend of Melisa’s accused him of being physically and emotionally abusive.

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The post has since been deleted, but screenshots remain:

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In a comment from someone Melisa Russell referred to as a close friend, the abuse allegations were made:

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According to the Chicago Sun Times, MLB has opened an investigation into the allegations. The Cubs also told the Sun Times that they are looking into the matter, but provided no further comment.

[Sun Times]