Cubs’ Rus­sell calls wife abuse al­le­ga­tion ‘false’

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CHICAGO | Ma­jor League Base­ball is look­ing into a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence ac­cu­sa­tion against Chicago Cubs short­stop Ad­di­son Rus­sell.

His wife, Melissa, posted a photo Wed­nes­day on In­sta­gram with a cap­tion sug­gest­ing he was un­faith­ful to her. In an­other post, a user named car­lier­reed and de­scribed by Melissa as a close friend ac­cused Rus­sell of “men­tally and phys­i­cally abus­ing her.” The posts have been deleted.

Rus­sell is­sued a state­ment Thurs­day that said: “Any al­le­ga­tion I have abused my wife is false and hurt­ful. For the well-be­ing of my fam­ily, I’ll have no fur­ther com­ment.”

Spokesman Patrick Court­ney says MLB is look­ing into the sit­u­a­tion.

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