The mom of Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell’s daughter mentioned the MLB star paid his baby help with quarters and {dollars} payments regardless of his hefty paycheck and “deserted” his baby.

Russell, 24, is serving a 40-game suspension following bodily abuse allegations made by his ex-wife Melisa Reidy. The suspension will keep on into the 2019 season. Regardless of the suspension, the Cubs provided Russell a 2019 contract.

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Mallory Engstrom, the mom of Russell’s three-year-old daughter, additionally accused the MLB star of being absent from his baby’s life.

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“Since he deserted us, considering the grass was greener, about 4½ years in the past, I’ve by no means as soon as been in a position to depend on my daughter’s father to take care of her in a time of want or whereas I’m working,” she wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

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She additionally posted an image of some rolls of quarters alleging Russell paid $600 of his baby help cost with the cash and greenback payments. Russell has made about $7.three million in his baseball profession, the New York Submit reported.

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She additionally alleged the Cubs star had the crew block her from social media “as an try to silence her.”

After he was suspended, Russell mentioned he would commonly meet with specialists and counselors mandated by his remedy plan. He mentioned he additionally plans to maintain working together with his personal therapist.

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This week has not been form to Russell. Reidy detailed the alleged abuse she endured in an interview with the Expanded Roster. She alleged Russell threw her to the pavement and one other time grabbed her and threw her throughout the room.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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