Cubs shortstop Addison Russell released a statement after he was placed on administrative leave by MLB for the latest allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife. He issued the denial through the players’ union.
“These allegations are completely false. I made that clear to MLB last year and reiterated it to the Cubs today. I’m confident any full and fair investigation will fully exonerate me. The protection of my children is foremost in my mind so I will have no further comment.”
With the timetable of the investigation unknown, Russell will most likely miss the entire postseason as the MLB investigates. Which is the right move given how it would look if they find something while they look into the situation.