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Russell Denies Abusing Wife Amid MLB ProbeChicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell on Thursday denied an accusation of domestic violence against his wife amid an Major League Baseball investigation. In a post on Instagram, Russell’s wife, Melisa, accused her husband of cheating and implied that the couple was breaking up. A comment related to the post from someone Melisa Russell identifies as a close friend accused the player of physically abusing his wife. “Any allegation I have abused my wife is false and hurtful,” Russell said in a statement issued Thursday afternoon. “For the well-being of my family, I’ll have no further comment.”


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