The Eagles’ Chris Long is fast becoming the go-to player of this Super Bowl, whether he’s discussing how he hopes to help those less fortunate than himself or declaring his intention to decline a potential White House visit. And now, he’s revealed that he might just be on the hook for an ugly payout if the Eagles win the Super Bowl: a tattoo of Philadelphia linebackers coach Ken Flajole somewhere on Long’s body.
“When Chris came [to Philadelphia], we were just talking, and I think it was probably training camp, and I probably told him something to the extent of, ‘Hey, nothing would be better than to raise the Lombardi Trophy with you.’ And he said, ‘Hey, if we go to the Super Bowl and win, I’ll put a tattoo of your face on my body,'” Flajole said, per ESPN. “I said, ‘OK, Chris, you better be careful now, because you never know how these things turn sometimes.'”
As you most likely know by now, the Eagles did well enough in the regular season and playoffs to reach the Super Bowl. That means they’re one win away from a championship, one win away from Long having to etch a 63-year-old man’s face onto his body.
“I’m going to hold him to it,” Flajole said. “Now, if he wants to barter a little bit to get out of it … but I think he’s prepared to do it. I’m sure he’s going to put it in an inconspicuous spot where nobody’s gonna say, ‘Who is that guy?'”
“Man, I’m just going to hide his ugly mug,” Long said, when asked about where he would put the tattoo. “I don’t know where it’s going to be. But we’ve got to worry about winning the game first.”
Long has already won plenty of acclaim for his charitable work; if the Eagles win, he’ll win plenty of pity, too.