​It's safe to say one of the most hated players in Major League Baseball at the moment is Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell, as he was ​suspended by the league for domestic violence.

The ​details of physical and mental abuse between Russell and his ex-wife Melisa Reidy are horrific.

For the first time since September, Russell addressed the issue to the media on Friday.

On top of saying that he's accountable for his actions, Russell said that he's been getting counseling and that he wants to be the best person he can be.

Russell also mentioned that he and his ex-wife, Melissa, are "moving in the right direction" and that he's sorry for all the pain he's caused her. 

Who knows if he was truly sincere in his comments, but plenty of people believe that this was scripted and that he hasn't truly learned anything from his past experiences.

It's not for me to decide if Russell was honest and sincere with his comments. Nobody but him knows if he's changed as a person and is remorseful for his actions.

I guess you can give him credit for talking about it in a public forum, but he has a long way to go before people can trust him and believe he's changed as a person.