Chris Long donating six game checks to fund scholarships in Charlottesville

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After a man drove his car into a group of people protesting a gathering of white supremacists and killed a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia this August, Eagles defensive end and Charlottesville resident Chris Long spoke out about people “who have had the opportunity to strike [hatred] down but didn’t” act.

Long is now using what happened as the impetus for action to improve educational opportunities for others in his hometown. Long announced on Tuesday that he and his wife are donating his first six game checks from this season to fund a pair of seven-year all expenses paid school programs.

“In August, we watched people fill our hometown streets with hatred and bigotry,” Long said in a statement. “Megan and I decided to try to combat those actions with our own positive investment in our community.”

The scholarship fund will be administered through St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Long’s alma mater, and will go to two middle school students affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia.

23 responses to “Chris Long donating six game checks to fund scholarships in Charlottesville

  1. Of all the guys who ever came to NE on a one year deal, this guy has to be the class act of the bunch. He’s the type of player Myra Kraft wanted this team to be made of.

  2. Another guy who gets it putting his money where his mouth is. Salute to him, Malcolm Jenkins, Kaepernick, both Brandon Marshall’s etc. for making it a point to impact kids in their respective communities.

  3. youngnoizecom says:
    September 19, 2017 at 10:37 am
    Another guy who gets it putting his money where his mouth is. Salute to him, Malcolm Jenkins, Kaepernick, both Brandon Marshall’s etc. for making it a point to impact kids in their respective communities.

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    Please don’t mention Kaep and Chris Long in the same sentence

  4. Chris Long has already mentioned himself in the same sentence as Kaep my friend. And if you look at all the $$$ and time Kaep has spent in the communities, you have no choice but to despite your feelings — which probably make no legitimate sense.

  5. youngnoizecom says:

    September 19, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Chris Long has already mentioned himself in the same sentence as Kaep my friend. And if you look at all the $$$ and time Kaep has spent in the communities, you have no choice but to despite your feelings — which probably make no legitimate sense.

    Please tell him again and “slow it down” for him so he’ll comprehend it. Some of these individuals are too blinded by racism and bigotry to recognize the good that he is doing regardless of how you feel about him kneeling for a jingle.

  6. youngnoizecom says:
    September 19, 2017 at 11:22 am
    Chris Long has already mentioned himself in the same sentence as Kaep my friend. And if you look at all the $$$ and time Kaep has spent in the communities, you have no choice but to despite your feelings — which probably make no legitimate sense.

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    Let’s be honest here. Kaep was not kneeling to protest anything. Kaep was pouting because he lost the starting position to some guy named Blaine Gabbert. Kaep only concocted the “protest” thing once he was called on it and realized he looked like a schmuck. And if Kaep really wants to protest….let him do it on his own time. To that end, now that Kaep has all the time in the world, why is he no longer protesting?

  7. @nhpats,

    Instead of protesting, Kaep’s actually making a difference in the community, donating over $800k of his own cash (with a goal of $200k more to give). Instead of regurgitating nonsense, do your research. You don’t have to like Kaep but don’t sit here and act like he’s not putting his money where his mouth is in the community. Because he is.

  8. lordliftedme says:
    September 19, 2017 at 11:47 am
    It must be rather nice to be in a position to donate your paychecks to a worthy cause! I would love to have that experience.

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    Sure he has enough left over, but for someone to donate a significant portion of their annual income, regardless of the amount, is amazing.

  9. Just a good man raised in a good family. This is how you do things and promote change. All the thumbs down on these comments are from the same caliber of people that promote hate. Thank you for being wonderful Chris.

  10. joeychittwood says:
    September 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm
    Sooooooooo
    He doesn’t have to pay taxes on the rest if his game checks?
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    He does. Income and payroll tax. He’ll also get a charitable deduction for the amount donated, but its not a net zero on his income tax return.

  11. Let’s be really honest. No grown man is sitting down during the national anthem because they lost their starting gig. Obviously, the statement he’s been trying to make is much bigger than a pigskin. To suggest someone would concoct the “protest thing” is a weak attempt at marginalizing a platform that millions of Americans identify with and your reasoning behind your comments is less than valid, offensive and highly distasteful. He is still protesting, still donating to a myriad of charities whether it’s no your rights campaigns, school initiatives or for disenfranchised veterans. The football field is also his own time, it’s not your time, you have no affiliation with the NFL. To even comment on whose time it is, is a waste because the NFL doesn’t account for you and has no clue you exist.

  12. Kap does put his money where his mouth is, you have to give him that. I think he had good intentions, but went about it the wrong way. I personally wasnt a fan of it, however i always celebrate unpopular free speech regardless of whether i do or not. It proves free speech is still alive. As should we all, for that simple reason.

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