Published: Wed, October 18, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Philadelphia Eagles' Chris Long Hailed for Donating Entire Season's Paychecks to Charity

Philadelphia Eagles' Chris Long Hailed for Donating Entire Season's Paychecks to Charity

He announced Wednesday that he is donating his final 10 game checks from this season to organizations supporting educational equity and opportunity in Philadelphia as well as Boston and St. Louis, where he previously played with the Patriots and Rams.

Long's base salary this year is $1 million, and he signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Eagles in March that included a $500,000 signing bonus and a guaranteed $1.5 million. Long and his wife, Megan, made that decision last month after a series of white supremacist rallies in his hometown led to violence in the streets in August.

Over the course of his career, Long has spent time playing in St. Louis, New England, and now Philadelphia, and he has selected four organizations based in those communities to help support through this new initiative, with each group receiving a $100,000 donation from Long to start.

For those who would like to donate to Long's Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign, go here.

Chris Long (left) is putting his money where his mouth is.

On the field, Long has added experience and pass-rushing oomph to the Eagles' front four this season. The final 10 game checks will be spread to charitable organizations near St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia - the three cities in which Long has spent his entire 10-year National Football League career.

"I'm encouraging fans, businesses and every person with a desire to join in my pursuit of equal education opportunities for all students to make their own pledge".

The goal is to have Long's donation matched by anyone who is inspired to join the cause.

Long, 32, has two sacks in six games this season.

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