Eagles' Chris Long is donating his entire 2017 salary to charity


For those who think Eagles defensive end Chris Long's decision to donate his entire salary this season to charity is mostly a publicity stunt, Long would be the first to agree.

Photo Chris Long is donating his salary to increase educational equality.

Long signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Eagles during the offseason, including a $500,000 signing bonus and $1.5 million guaranteed.

When Pederson was asked why the Eagles have been so successful despite so many early season injuries, he suggested that a new practice feature this year has helped. Long's donation is even inspiring the students. Trump condemned violence on both sides and Long, like many athletes, chose to speak up about that.

Chris Long is playing for free this season.

"The scholarships were going to happen anyway".

The charitable initiative encourages people to make donations to improve equal education opportunities. "We've funded scholarships in our hometown but we wanted to do something that was on a larger scale and in some of the cities that have been so gracious and welcoming to me as a player over my 10-year career". 'Malcolm is a leader and I'm here to show support as a white athlete'. Beginning in the preseason, Long has stood next to Jenkins, with his arm on Jenkins' shoulder during the anthem.

One NFL player is putting his money where his mouthpiece is.

Last month, Long participated in a day-long series of meetings that included Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and teammates with city officials to learn about social inequality.

"If I played in the National Football League for 10 years and didn't do anything off the field, didn't help anybody, if I had this platform and didn't use it, I would feel like I wasted it", said Long. "But I was on a team (the Rams) that wasn't winning a lot, so probably nobody noticed".

A member of his foundation urged Long to circle back with Whitworth to make sure he knew that the $5,000 pledge was weekly, and not just a one-time deal. Now I'm in a new place, and people are like, 'All of a sudden, he's doing x, y, and z'. "I just wanted to do something to help education".