By Geoffrey Knox
Retirement seems to be suiting former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long very well. Recently, he took another honor for his humanitarianism.
Part of the reason the Philadelphia Eagles are so easy to cheer for is they’re truly a collection of great guys from all walks of life. You can throw both past and current ‘Birds’ into that category. It’s hard to think in that vein and not bring up their former defensive end Chris Long, a guy who donated his salary to charity once.
Take a look at this one.
You’re seeing that correctly. He can now add a Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award to the trophy case. It’s not like he does anything off of the field to get attention, but it’s still nice to see him recognized for his philanthropy.
For this most recent honor, Long was honored for ‘his commitment to giving back through strategic, multifaceted efforts’, which, in turn, attack larger systemic issues. He accepted his award in Los Angeles, and some of the ceremony will be shown on ESPN later on in the...