Listen: Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs And Addison discussed on First and Last with Lundberg and Golic, Jr.
"I did want to put some semblance of the bow on the last thing we talked about obviously, we heard a interview on good Morning America. From a Lisa NS Ruben fosters ex girlfriend and accuser in the situation surrounding his domestic violence allegations that set in motion the released from the forty Niners acquisition from two or excuse me by the Washington Redskins. And the one thing I pointed out, and I I give full credit to Katie Nolan the research she did for her monologue on always late her show. You can see on ESPN. Plus was the way that d- Chicago Cubs have intern. As we talked about the way teams and leagues address these issues, and how to do it in a way that is not only sends the proper message about everyone's opinion of domestic. Violence, but is also cognizant of the realities of those situations, and how you address that in a way that is fair to the victim and prioritizes the victim. I mentioned the Chicago Cubs released a statement regarding Addison Russell. A player of theirs who was accused of domestic violence had an issue with his now ex wife, Melissa and the things they acknowledged in that process, and one of the things they did are outlined in a statement from THEO Epstein in a statement from Addison Russell that I have retweeted are going to be on my time line, and I just think are worth note, and you look at the response and a lot of the mentions in a Twitter, and they tend to be bad. A lot of the mentions tend to be negative people still saying this guy shouldn't be given a second chance. The cubs looking into everything they said as part of their statement of this came from THEO Epstein after a very thorough process. We have chosen to take action to become a small part of the solution for Addison his family Melissa radio in the larger is to a domestic violence protection. In determining our path for we've maintained regular dialogue with Melissa to support her, and listen, we've also consulted a number of domestic violence experts over the past few months, we've maintained frequent communication with Addison. Russell and cubs personnel have met with them regularly. In addition to taking these direct steps, we have procedure taken the procedural step of tendering, Addison Russell and non guaranteed contract in conjunction with major league baseball is a deadline to tender contracts arbitration, eligible players, etc. While this decision leaves the door open for Addison to later make an impact for us on the field. It does not represent the finish line, nor rubber stamp his future. As it does however reflect our support for him as long as you continue to make progress and demonstrate his commitment to these important issues. And it's a reminder that second chances are, okay. But you like to see contrition you'd like to see all this talk and rhetoric about giving guys support making them a better man backed up by something that's transparent that's out in the open for us to see. And that seems to have some semblance of a plan. I thought that was interesting at a bit of progress on the part of one league one organization in particular, and the way they are dealing with this issue. It's far from perfect and a lot of ways. I'm sure if we were to look. Closely enough. But at least the way it's being presented seems to be done with a great deal more care than we've seen in a lot of these other situations. So no easy way to transition from that. But I thought it was worth following up on worth taking a look on. And again, I can't say enough if you haven't seen it, it's a great monologue by Katie. She did a really outstanding job with that. I last Michael junior here on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. All right. We switch back to the world of NFL football played on the field last night. We had a game that I think sums up where we're at in the season. Now is where week fourteen we're near the finish line. And they way that is tremendously. Disappointing to most of us because we wait so long for football season to come. I can remember being over on Golic and wingo filling in with Jason Fitz and Meena kinds on there and trying to predict division winners and ranking everyone in their divisions from first to last, and it's all such great fun because we have the hope of the season on us. But we're also basing that off last year's things and all these imperfect ways to try and figure out strengths. Schedule and everything like that. Because we don't know who these teams are yet. And now we're at the season where we know enough about these teams to make a meaningful judgment. But we still get some pretty confusing results like last night's game where the titans beat Jacksonville. Thirty two nine to me falls under the category of confusing result. Derrick Henry going off for a four touchdown two hundred plus yard, rushing performance qualifies as a confusing results me based on what most of the season has been for Jacksonville. Four tennessee. Mike Vrabel, Tennessee titans. First year head coach talked about the performance from his runner context."