Baseball – MLB: Addisson Russell Gets 40 Games Suspension

Addison Russell

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been suspended for 40 matches, subsequent to damaging the MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.

MLB magistrate Rob Manfred made the declaration on Wednesday, with Russell’s boycott retroactive to September 21 and running into the beginning of the 2019 season.

An All-Star and World Series champion, had been on paid regulatory leave while MLB examined charges the 24-year-old verbally and physically assaulted his wife of 3 years Melisa Reidy, previously known as Reidy-Russell; prior to the couple’s divorce in August, this year.

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Russell was put on leave in September when a blog entry, accepted to have been composed by Reidy, detailed out the affirmations of maltreatment against the player. He called the assertions “completely false” in an announcement discharged by the MLBPA on the 2012 first-round pick’s behalf.

No criminal accusations have been documented against Russell. Russell discharged an announcement on his choice not to appeal against the suspension.

The boycott has no playoff implications as ‘The Cubs’ were wiped out from postseason conflict on Tuesday.


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