Chris Long won’t be collecting any income during the 2017 season. Instead, the Philadelphia Eagles defensive end pledged his entire salary to charities that work to promote equality in education.
Long already donated his first six game checks to scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Va., in the wake of the white supremacist riots that left one counter-protester dead. And Wednesday, Long announced he’s donating his remaining 10 game checks to charities in St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia.
The money will go to Summer Search in Boston and Philadelphia and The Little Bit Foundation and College Bound in St. Louis. Long is hoping fans will be able to collectively match his pledge.
The 32-year-old this season will earn a $1 million base salary, a $500,000 signing bonus and a $750,000 roster bonus.
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