Eagles Kicker Will Donate Carson Wentz’s Game Check To Charity

David Hookstead | Contributor

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott won’t be pocketing the game check Carson Wentz said he’d give him for the game winning field goal.

Instead, Wentz and Elliott will be donating the check to charity, according to Pro Football Talk.

Pro Football Talk reported in part:

The amount was not specified, but Wentz makes $31,764 a week in salary.

Elliott declined the offer, he told reporters Wednesday, and the two decided on a donation to charity in Elliott’s name.

This is another great example of athletes coming through with a class move while the NFL is in complete turmoil.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 24: Jake Elliott #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles is picked up by teammates Najee Goode #52 and Kamu Grugier-Hill #54 after Elliott kicked the game winning field goal with 1 second left in the game against the New York Giants on September 24, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Elliott kicked the 61 yard field goal to defeat the New York Giants 27-24. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 24: Jake Elliott #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles is picked up by teammates Najee Goode #52 and Kamu Grugier-Hill #54 after Elliott kicked the game winning field goal with 1 second left in the game against the New York Giants on September 24, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Elliott kicked the 61 yard field goal to defeat the New York Giants 27-24. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Elliott could easily just have taken Wentz’s money and nobody would have blamed him. In fact, I think a lot of people would have said he deserved it. Classy move to rise above, and send the money to people who are in much greater need.

Great job by Wentz and Elliott, great job indeed.

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