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Addison Russell, Cubs issue statements as MLB looks into domestic abuse allegations

Addison Russell, Cubs issue statements as MLB looks into domestic abuse allegations

Major League Baseball officials are following up on domestic abuse allegations against Cubs shortstop Addison Russell.

“We’re looking into it,” Patrick Courtney, MLB vice president, told the Tribune Thursday morning.

Russell issued a statement Thursday afternoon, saying: "Any allegation I have abused my wife is false and hurtful. For the well-being of my family, I’ll have no further comment.”

Soon thereafter the Cubs released their statement:

"Last night, we were made aware of a serious claim posted on social media about Addison Russell. We reached out to Major League Baseball and, following the protocol established by MLB, will fully cooperate with the...

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