Chris Long, the Eagles defensive end, will donate his entire salary This particular season to charity.
Long announced This particular week in which he might send his last 10 game checks to educational charities inside the three cities where he has played, Philadelphia, St. Louis as well as Boston. This particular season he said his first six checks might go to to scholarships at a private school in his hometown, Charlottesville, Va.
Long, 32, is actually to make a base salary of $1 million This particular season.
“I’m playing the entire 2017 N.F.L. season without collecting income because I believe in which education is actually the best gateway to a better tomorrow for everyone in America,” Long said in a statement.
He told The Associated Press on Wednesday, “I think we can all agree in which equity in education can help affect change in which we all want to see in This particular country.”
Long, the son of the Hall of Famer as well as broadcaster Howie Long, has been involved in charity as well as activism for some time. He commenced a foundation two years ago in which supports causes including assuring access to clean water worldwide, fighting homelessness, supporting veterans as well as helping children in need.
Long, who is actually white, drew attention This particular season for putting his arm around his black teammate Malcolm Jenkins, who raised his fist during the national anthem to protest discrimination as well as police brutality.
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