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Old 11-30-2018, 08:03 PM
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Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein today released the following statement:

“The behavior that led to Addison Russell’s suspension under Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence Policy happened on our watch. We traded for Addison when he was a 20-year-old Double-A player, helped him develop into a world champion and welcomed the praise that came along with his triumphs.

“If we’re willing to accept credit when a member of our organization succeeds on the field, what should we do if he engages in conduct off the field worthy of discipline from Major League Baseball?

“After a very thorough process, we have chosen to take action to try to become a small part of the solution for Addison, his family, Melisa Reidy and the larger issue of domestic violence prevention. In determining our path forward, we’ve maintained regular dialogue with Melisa to support her and to listen. We’ve also consulted with a number of domestic violence experts. Over the past few months, I’ve maintained frequent communication with Addison, and Cubs personnel have met with him regularly. Earlier this week, Tom Ricketts and I met with Addison in Chicago to assess his progress and communicate our expectations as he works to earn back the trust of our fans and entire organization. He affirmed he understands and accepts those expectations.

“As Addison detailed in his statement, he has taken the initial steps to hold himself accountable for his past behavior and begin the rehabilitation process. He is working closely with his own therapist – help he proactively sought on his own beyond the league-mandated treatment – and plans to continue this work once the mandated program is completed. We are encouraged by his early effort and will continue to evaluate and verify his progress.

“Today, we are taking the procedural step of tendering Addison a non-guaranteed contract in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. While this decision leaves the door open for Addison to later make an impact for us on the field, it does not represent the finish line nor rubber-stamp his future as a Cub. It does however reflect our support for him as long as he continues to make progress and demonstrates his commitment to these important issues.

“Just as Addison has a responsibility to own his actions and put in significant work to grow, our organization has a responsibility to act as well. We’re taking a hard look at how we can support domestic violence prevention. In our own workplace, we are dedicating more resources to expand training for our players, their families and our coaching staff and front office. We will engage the appropriate experts to help us design programs for the Cubs which raise awareness of domestic violence, help prevent future incidents and make us the safest workplace possible. We also have connected with Family Rescue, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence and community education and prevention. We’re exploring ways we can support their award-winning efforts to eradicate domestic violence in Chicago.

“We understand every action we take and word we use sends a message to our fans – all of whom have their own unique experiences and perspectives, and some of whom have a personal connection to domestic violence. The message we would like to leave you with is we take the issue of domestic violence seriously. There is a long road ahead for Addison, and we will hold him accountable. There also is a long road ahead for our organization as we attempt to make some good of this situation. We are committed to being a part of the solution.”
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Seems like their must be hard evidence that was presented to Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs. It’s up to Russell if he’s going to get his life together and be productive in society. Good for the Cubs for taking a stand like this and good for Major League Baseball on taking the issue seriously.
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Seems like their must be hard evidence that was presented to Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs. It’s up to Russell if he’s going to get his life together and be productive in society. Good for the Cubs for taking a stand like this and good for Major League Baseball on taking the issue seriously.
This makes me feel like the issue was much worse than I had imagined. If he can turn this around, it could be his greatest accomplishment as man, topping being a WS Champ. I’m feeling good that the organaztion used it as a tool of learning & in-turn make something positive happen. Positives being the proactive measures to educate his team families & outreach to assist the Chicagoland abuse center(s).
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This makes me feel like the issue was much worse than I had imagined. If he can turn this around, it could be his greatest accomplishment as man, topping being a WS Champ. I’m feeling good that the organaztion used it as a tool of learning & in-turn make something positive happen. Positives being the proactive measures to educate his team families & outreach to assist the Chicagoland abuse center(s).
Think about this, KC just cut Kareem Hunt because of a domestic dispute of kicking a lady down. Not sure if they would had done it if it wasn’t released but it goes to show you, clubs are being proactive in domestic abuse charges.
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Im pretty sure Addison never denied the incident. He was up front about it and took the suspension. He has even went above and beyond MLB requirements for seeking therapy.

Kareem denied the incident when the Chiefs asked him about it, he had a chance to come clean. Once the video came out, it proved he was lying and the Chiefs had no choice but to cut him.
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Im pretty sure Addison never denied the incident. He was up front about it and took the suspension. He has even went above and beyond MLB requirements for seeking therapy.

Kareem denied the incident when the Chiefs asked him about it, he had a chance to come clean. Once the video came out, it proved he was lying and the Chiefs had no choice but to cut him.
I understand the sentiment, but Addie did deny it initially. Whether out of embarrassment or beer, he did initially deny. I think it may have been a matter of approach and/or outreach that got him to take a positive step? Anyhow, the circumstances may be altogether different. I haven’t read his ex-wife’s blog & doubt I will. The way this all came to light was handles badly & I was turned off to reading details (ie, ex’s friend twitter barrage & addie’s initial denial).

Maybe it’s my catholicism, but I have a hard time dumping a very young man onto the streets because he has a seemingly deep-rooted issue. If he can get the resources to change this around & does, that’s one less dirtbag in a vicious cycle.

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I understand the sentiment, but Addie did deny it initially. Whether out of embarrassment or beer, he did initially deny. I think it may have been a matter of approach and/or outreach that got him to take a positive step? Anyhow, the circumstances may be altogether different. I haven’t read his ex-wife’s blog & doubt I will. The way this all came to light was handles badly & I was turned off to reading details (ie, ex’s friend twitter barrage & addie’s initial denial).

Maybe it’s my catholicism, but I have a hard time dumping a very young man onto the streets because he has a seemingly deep-rooted issue. If he can get the resources to change this around & does, that’s one less dirtbag in a vicious cycle.
I never read that he denied it, thats a new twist to me. I was aware that the ex wife never pressed charges and didnt want to. I am glad it came to light as I feel very strongly about guys that abuse women. It just cant and should never happen. I was in a marriage for a long time with a verbally and physically abusive wife but I was always able to walk away and be above it. In the end, I was awarded custody of my kids because of it.

I hope both of these guys get the help they need to become better men, spouses and parents. We definitely need to stop the cycle. It sounds like Addsion has embraced it, hopefully Kareem will too.
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