Baltimore Eateries Swap Ray Rice Jerseys For Free PIzza
A Baltimore restaurant took to Facebook to offer fans a chance to get rid of their Ray Rice jerseys after TMZ released the video of the star running back punching his then fiance in an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J., earlier this year.
Hersh's Pizza posted a request on its Facebook page yesterday for Ray Rice jerseys in exchange for a free meal.
"Dear Lovers of Women, Not Hitting Women, Non Violence and Just Generally Being a Good Person, Come trade your Ray Rice Ravens Jersey in for a free pizza at Hersh's. These jerseys will save us money on toilet paper this week.#CutRayRice," the status reads.
The tavern will donate $2.70 to the House of Ruth, an intimate violence partner center in Maryland that helps women find safety and shelter, for each jersey it collects.
Stephanie Hershkovitz, who owns the shop with her brother Josh, told the Baltimore Sun that the owners decided to take action after watching a second video Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer.
"Anyone who surrenders their Ray Rice jerseys at the bar will receive a $10 bar tab. No. Questions. Asked," the tweet read.
Rice has since been released from the Ravens and the NFL suspended him indefinitely.