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Tue Feb 6, 2018, 09:37 AM

CNBC: "It turns out nice guys don't always finish last" (Chris Long)

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/05/super-bowl-winner-chris-long-donated-his-entire-2017-salary-to-charity.html

It turns out nice guys don't always finish last.

Super Bowl champ Chris Long, defensive end for the Eagles donated his entire 2017 base salary, worth $1 million, to charity. Last spring, Long signed a two-year contract with the Eagles that included a $500,000 signing bonus, a $1 million base salary and a $1.5 million roster bonus.

Long donated his first six paychecks of 2017 to fund scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. He says he was inspired to give after seeing the violent protests held by white nationalists in August.

"I've always believed there are inequities in our country," Long said in an interview with the Washington Post. "People's apathy or resentment for that reality has been surfacing a lot lately. And so for me, it's like, 'I'm going to be a part of the solution.'"

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Javaman Feb 2018 #1
Funtatlaguy Feb 2018 #2
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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 09:53 AM

1. there are still good people out there. nt

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 10:15 AM

2. Wish he would retire from football

And run for office.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 11:04 AM

3. You can't donate more than 50% of your salary / income?

That is what I thought was the IRS position.

Or is there some work around / loophole?

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 6, 2018, 11:13 AM

4. he probably didn't care about that....

maybe he did, I have no idea.

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