New Eagle Tweets Scathing Rant About Supporters of Confederate Monuments

Chris Long. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Eagles defensive end Chris Long hails from Charlottesville, Virginia, but don’t confuse him for just another “good ol’ boy” — Long has been socially active before he was even cognizant of the fact himself, first appearing as a baby in a 1980s PSA with dad Howie (NFL Hall of Famer and Villanova grad) for the United Way.

In the years since his star turn as an infant spokesman, the former number-two overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft has never shied away from sharing his opinion on important issues, no matter how many of his social media followers may disagree. With protests erupting on Saturday in Long’s hometown over the pending removal of a statue honoring Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the Super Bowl champion had to weigh in on Twitter: Read more »