People who say NFL players do not really care about their communities or the causes they have been taking stands for are simply just not paying any attention. Chris Long is a perfect example.
On Tuesday morning, Long released a statement announcing he would donate his final ten game checks to launch the Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign.
The Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign is to help with equal education opportunities.
Long’s newest donation means his entire salary for the 2017 season has gone to charity. The Philadelphia Eagles defender previously donated his first six game checks to provide scholarships to students in Charlottesville, Virginia.
This season, Long’s base salary is $1 million.
The charity will donate funds to educational advocacy groups in St. Louis, New England and Philadelphia, the three cities Long has played in throughout his NFL career.
Kudos to you, Chris Long.
Long has long been an advocate for equality and progress and he is clearly putting his money where his mouth is.