By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Photos were released this past week showing the alleged abuse of a former girlfriend of Dallas Cowboys player Greg Hardy, sparking outrage among many across the nation.

It also inspired a Sportsradio 94WIP talk show to try to make a positive out of the situation by raising money for a women’s shelter in Dallas.

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The Josh Innes Show is usually known for stirring up conversation about the local sports teams, but on Friday the host decided that instead of discussing Greg Hardy, fans should do something positive.

The money came rolling in, with the account they created raising over $17,000 in less than a day. Co-Host Spike Eskin says it’s a great example of what kind of people Philly fans are:

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“Philadelphia fans are passionate. Sometimes with passion comes some bad things, but also comes some great things. And I think when Philadelphia gets behind something good, there’s nobody better.”

The donation page will be open until 2 p.m. Monday, and Eskin says no donation is too large or too small:

“Even the smallest bit you can do, and even just bringing attention to the problem in general is a big win for everyone.”

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