Jackie Robinson West whistleblower receiving threatening phone calls

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EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. — The Evergreen Park man who blew the whistle on the JRW Little League team regarding a boundary violation is receiving death threats and was told by his employer not to come to work due to safety concerns, this according to DNAinfo Chicago.

All this after the Little League International revoked the South Side teams U.S. title.

Chris Janes, the Evergreen Park Athletic Association vice president, was the first person to report a potential roster violation and to ask Little League International to look into allegations that JRW cheated by improperly stacking its roster with players outside its district.

A police source told DNAinfo that beat officers have been instructed by Chicago police to keep a close watch on Janes’ place of employment.

“The regional manager requested special police attention because he has received so many phone calls from so many upset people,” the source said. “There haven’t been any incidents, but we are making sure officers are aware of the situation and check in regularly.”

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