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Trade in Your Ray Rice Jersey for Pizza

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A pizzeria in Baltimore is offering a free pizza to anyone who turns in a Ray Rice jersey. According to the Huffington Post, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was caught on camera knocking his fiancée unconscious in an elevator. He has been suspended from the NFL indefinitely. In response, Hersh's Pizza and Drinks posted this deal on Facebook: "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." The pizzeria added, that the "jerseys will save us money on toilet paper this week."

The pizza shop has gone a step further and has pledged to donate $2.70 from each pizza — inspired by Rice's jersey number 27 — to House of Ruth, which is an organization for female victims of domestic violence. Owner Stephanie Hershkovitz tells the the Baltimore Business Journal that the restaurant "hasn't set any limits on the type of pizza they'll trade for a jersey, adding, that "it's a chance for fans to make a stand against domestic violence."

Earlier this Summer, a restaurant in Portland also started a fundraiser to benefit victims of domestic abuse. In response to an incredibly sexist review that actually poked fun about an abortion, Eastburn restaurant decided to donate all profits from the sales of its grilled cheese to the Portland's Women's Crisis line.

· How This Pizzeria Feels About Ray Rice [Huffington Post]
· Free Pizza for Your Ray Rice Jersey [BBJ]
· Hersh's Food and Drink [Facebook]
· All Pizza Coverage on Eater [-E-]

Hersh's Pizza and Drinks

1843-45 Light St Baltimore, Maryland 21230