The Pink Slip Fund

$2,120 of $4.3M goal

Raised by 83 people in 2 months
To Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, and any other parties this may concern,

We are raising a number equivalent to his entire projected salary in 2019, to be donated to the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic of Chicago, in hopes that you will release him from your roster. We’ve read in the press that you’re barely scraping by. While we, like most Americans, can’t imagine what it's like to be wealthy and powerful beyond all measure, we’ve come together to scrape our pockets and dig into our couch cushions in hopes that one or preferably all of you decide to find a soul.

“You go talk to their girlfriend, you go talk to their ex girlfriends…” - said our brave leader, Theodorus Nathaniel Epstein, on 60 Minutes. He promised us that times would change. We were told that character counts. And we’ve already been asked to forgive a lot on that score. We haven’t forgotten Aroldis Chapman.

Now you’ve been presented with a man who has choked his wife in front of his children, who has been delinquent in his child support, who has mentally and physically abused his wife for years, and who has been suspended by Major League Baseball after accepting responsibility for his actions. It’s long past time to do the right thing.

Release him. He does not deserve the honor of having this position. He is not entitled to a job as a major league baseball player. He is a repeat offender, a danger to any woman around him, and it would spit in the face of every fan of this team to tell us that you respect us so little, that you don’t mind demanding that we clap our hands for a man who has used his to do much, much worse.

As always, all the power rests in your hands, all we can do is wait, and wish, and hope that we’re fans of human beings with souls, and not spineless jellyfish, clinging desperately to a cruel man who would cause millions of us trauma and pain to see in a Cubs uniform again. It’s time for you to give Addison Russell the pink slip.

Signed,
The Fans of Cubs Twitter

*ALL MONEY RAISED IN THIS CAMPAIGN WILL BE DONATED TO THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL CLINIC OF CHICAGO*
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$2,120 of $4.3M goal

Raised by 83 people in 2 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
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Chicago, IL
EIN: 363647731
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