His $1 million salary will go to help fund education.
One of the NFL's top players won't be taking home a paycheck this season. He's doing something much better.
Now playing in his 10th season in the league, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long decided to up his charity game. At the beginning of the season, just weeks after white supremacists marched through his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, Long committed to donating his first six game checks of the season to funding scholarships for local students.
Long during the Eagles' Sept. 10, 2017, game. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images.