Chicago Cubs: Russell's girlfriend: He doesn't need career destroyed by bitter ex-wife


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Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports
Jeff Curry - USA Today Sports

The Addison Russell saga is still on-going as he is currently on administrative leave as MLB investigates domestic abuse allegations of his ex-wife Melissa.

Russell's current girlfriend Asti Kelley released a statement in support for Russell on Sunday via her Instagram account.

"I met Addison Russell shortly after I graduated from college at North Carolina State University. We have now been together for about nine months, and I find it heartbreaking that he has been accused of any type of emotional or physical abuse. I will testify that I have never once seen an aggressive side to him. He truly has never even raised his voice at me. He's very calm and even tempered-all my friends and family even say that about him. Since I arrived in Chicago to live with him back in April, he has been consistent in always going out of his way to make sure I have what I need and that I am happy. His smile is contagious and truly can light up a room. He makes me laugh every single day. He sings in the shower. He's a happy person. He is always talking about his kids and how he wishes he could see them more often. I truly believe that if he was once the person Melisa says he was, I would have seen some sort of indication by now. He does not deserve to have his name and career destroyed by a bitter ex-wife who is motivated by revenge because Addison would not reconcile with her."

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