Addison Russell blasted by wife Melisa on Instagram
Addison Russell was about to face a world of problems after Wednesday’s game.
The Chicago Cubs shortstop was blasted by his wife Melisa on Instagram. In her post, Melisa talked about “being cheated on” and hinted at a potential breakup.
Addison Russell: not nearly as innocent as he looks pic.twitter.com/xXrHMJ04V7
— cLaire (@clairelybetter) June 8, 2017
“Being free to be able to make your own choices for your own happiness beats being cheated on, lied to, & disrespected any day. #herestonewbeginnings #onlygetsbetterfromhere” she wrote.
The best friend of Russell’s wife shared some explosive allegations that MLB should look into. She said on a comment on Instagram that Russell hit Melisa in front of their kids.
Wait Addison Russell's wife's friend saying he hit her? Ok that's actually bad news. pic.twitter.com/ezRFBJsmeE
— BWH (@BWH85) June 8, 2017
Russell, 23, was not in the lineup for the Cubs during their home game against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. He is batting just .209 this season and has been particularly bad since the first month of the season.
Russell married his wife last June. The two have two children together.
On Thursday, Russell said all claims of abuse were false.
Addison Russell released a statement through the Cubs about domestic abuse allegations: pic.twitter.com/vmE1qAU6Zj
— Big League Stew (@bigleaguestew) June 8, 2017