Chris Long, the Eagles defensive end, will donate his entire salary this season to charity.
Long announced this week that he would send his last 10 game checks to educational charities in the three cities where he has played, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Boston. This season he said his first six checks would go to to scholarships at a private school in his hometown, Charlottesville, Va.
Long, 32, is to make a base salary of $1 million this season.
“I’m playing the entire 2017 N.F.L. season without collecting income because I believe that education is 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 that equity in education can help affect change that we all want to see in this country.”
Long, the son of the Hall of Famer and broadcaster Howie Long, has …
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