The 5 things you need to know about the Chicago Cubs' Addison Russell situation

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is on leave while MLB investigates spouse abuse allegations against him.


This isn't the first bit of marital strife

Russell and his wife first split after allegations that he had impregnated another woman in 2017.


Russell's teammates have been on his side for the most part

When the new allegations of spousal abuse surfaced earlier in September, teammate Anthony Rizzo seemed to support Russell.


Cubs manager, Joe Maddon isn't reading Russell's ex-wife's account

Maddon has been asked about the situation multiple times and has said he won't read Melisa Reidy's (Russell's ex) account until the situation has been resolved.


Russell's leave is up on Friday

Addison Russell could technically return to the Chicago Cubs on Friday (September 28), but it's expected that Major League Baseball will not let him.


MLB has more than just Melisa Reidy's account

While people have claimed it's a "he said, she said" situation, it appears MLB has other evidence it's looking at.

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