The MLB is looking into domestic abuse allegations against Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, stemming from a social media post by his wife Melisa Russell.
Melisa Russell wrote the following in a since-deleted Instagram post:
"Being free to be able to make your own choices, beats being cheated on, lied to & disrespected any day. #herestonewbeginnings #onlygetsbetterfromhere."
It was not the cheating allegations that gave this story legs, though.
Before the post was taken down, a friend of Melisa Russell's named Carlie Reed left a comment implying abuse on the part of the Cubs star.
Per USA TODAY:
"Hateful is cheating on your wife, mentally and physically abusing her," wrote Reed, whose Instagram account is private. "Melisa didn't want that out but I'll say it. He hit her. In front of Aiden and Mila. But let's worry about Melisa being "hateful" she was loyal, forgiving and kind and still is."