Why NFL Super Bowl Player Chris Long Donated His Entire 2017 Salary To Charity
The defensive end pledged every single one of his paychecks from the 2017 season to charity.
How much cash are we talking here?
Sports Illustrated reports Long signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Eagles, including a $500,000 signing bonus and $1.5 million guaranteed. His base salary in 2017 is $1 million.
For Long and his wife, it’s all about promoting education.
He told the Associated Press, “My wife and I have been passionate about education being a gateway for upward mobility and equality. I think we can all agree that equity in education can help affect change that we all want to see in this country.”
Chris Long donated his entire 2017 salary to charity.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 23, 2018
The money will go to education charities in St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia, the three NFL cities where he played in his decade-long career.
Long spoke with Ellen Degeneres in November.
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