Cubs’ Addison Russell Placed on Leave by M.L.B. After Abuse Allegations
Major League Baseball placed Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell on administrative leave Friday afternoon after allegations of physical and emotional abuse were made in a blog post linked to his former wife, Melisa Reidy.
“We take it very, very seriously,” said Tom Ricketts, the chairman of the Cubs, adding later, “There’s a process established for this, and we intend to cooperate with the process and let the league do their job.”
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