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Oct 18

WEIRD NEWS WEDNESDAY:PHILADELPHIA EAGLES PLAYER GIVING HIS PAY TO HIGHER EDUCATION, NOT PROTESTING

AAtGm0vThere is one NFL player in his tenth season giving back in a big way. He’s doing something positive with his big paychecks, not expecting to be given more, but giving back.

Chris Long is giving his entire paycheck to scholarships for higher education. No, he’s not kneeling during the National Anthem. No he is not showing disrespect during NFL games. Instead, Long is doing something positive to help Americans gain a better education, while expecting nothing in return.

Chris Long of the Philadelphia Eagles donated his first six 2017 game checks to fund scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Va. Now, he’s giving his final 10 checks of the season to organizations that promote equal education.

Long signed a two-year, $4.5-million deal with the Eagles this offseason that will pay him a $1-million base salary for the season.

The veteran defensive end will also launch a campaign and partner with four education-based organizations in the three NFL cities he has played in: St. Louis, New England, and Philadelphia.

“In my 10th year, I want to celebrate the awesome opportunity I’ve had to play football by giving back to the communities that have given me that gift,” Long said in a statement. “Educational opportunity and equity are the best gateway to a better tomorrow for everyone in America.” Taken from MSN Sports, and this is Momzinga.com.

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