Barack Obama Credits Eagles’ Chris Long For Being A Prime Example Of What’s Good About America

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Usually when you hear about a President tweeting about the NFL, it’s usually something controversial or insulting.

But that’s not what former President Barack Obama did.

In case you didn’t know, Long got a lot of praise for donating his entire 2017 salary to charity. He started by donating his first six game checks to fund scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Then Long chose to donate the rest of his checks to the “Pledge 10 for Tomorrow”, which will promote education equality in Philadelphia, Boston and St. Louis, the three NFL cities where he played in.

The amazing work was noticed by former President, who mentioned Long in a story about “what’s best for America”:

Long was “honored to be mentioned by Obama” and tweeted back to show his appreciation:

Based on what Long has done this year, perhaps he’ll be looking at a platform that’s much bigger than football after he retires.