Theo Epstein: Joe Ricketts emails don't reflect Cubs' values

Posted at 6:59 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 18:59:42-05

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein criticized emails from the patriarch of the family that owns the team and said Addison Russell won't play for Chicago again unless he meets the team's high expectations while completing his domestic violence suspension.

Splinter News published emails last week that included Joe Ricketts making Islamophobic comments, such as "Islam is a cult and not a religion." Others included conspiracies about former President Barack Obama's birthplace and education.

Ricketts, who founded TD Ameritrade, apologized for the emails. Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts last week said in statement that his father's emails don't reflect the values of the Cubs.


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