The wife of the young MLB star has accused her husband of cheating on her.
Addison Russell's wife took to Instagram and Twitter late Wednesday night to accuse her husband of cheating on her.
"Being free to be able to make your own choices for your own happiness beats being cheated on, lied to, & disrespected any day," Melisa Russell, the wife of the Chicago Cubs' shortstop, wrote on Instagram.
She deleted the post, but here's a screenshot, from The Big Lead:
One of Melisa's friends commented on the post, accusing Russell of physically and mentally abusing her. "He hit her (in front of their kids)," she wrote.
Melisa took to Twitter later in the night to post the following:
“My post is meant to be empowering, not degrading. At all. I hope it empowers women and inspires other women to ‘not take s–t’ from anyone, regardless of who they are. Hoping to empower other women to stand up for themselves is not a crime AND … i think it’s brave and REAL to show that life’s not perfect, and it’s ok,” Melisa wrote. “Sorry not sorry.”
The MLB is reportedly investigating these allegations. Addison Russell has yet to comment.