MLB to Suspend Addison Russell for Alleged Abuse of Ex-Wife

Melisa Reidy-Russell didn’t want to discuss the alleged physical abuse at the hands of her then-husband, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, in the summer of 2017.

But that changed on September 19, when Reidy-Russell composed a blog detailing her experiences, then partook in an interview with ESPN.

“Last year, when MLB contacted me, I wasn’t ready,” Reidy-Russell said in the interview. “I didn’t know what was the right thing to do. I didn’t even believe in myself enough to think I should do that [cooperate]. I just left my husband and all this blew up.”

According to ESPN Chicago’s Jesse Rogers, the league will soon hand down a suspension of roughly 25 to 40 games.

Source: Heavy Sports