HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTXF) - Eagles players aren't just playmakers on the field they are also working for change here in Philadelphia.
less than eight hours after beating Washington on Monday night, Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and Torrey smith took a two-hour train ride to Harrisburg where they met with lawmakers to lobby for criminal justice reform.
Jenkins has been a strong advocate of the proposed Clean Slate Act, which would seal criminal records of people convicted of non-violent misdemeanors.
Jenkins, Smith, and Long hosted a press conference following the meeting. The trio has been at the forefront of a growing number of professional athletes becoming more actively engaged in social justice advocacy.
A few weeks back, the three players who went to Harrisburg were joined by teammate Rodney McLeod in a meeting with Philadelphia Police and league executives as part of a ‘Listen and Learn’ tour.
Jenkins also testified before Congress earlier this year, participated in a get out the vote effort during the primary election for district attorney in Philadelphia, and now writes a weekly column about criminal justice reform for the Philadelphia Citizen.