It’s been about a week since Chris Long announced he would not be going to the Trump White House with his New England Patriots teammates to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, which is plenty of time for the haters to come out of the woodwork. But it also has given Long more than enough time to come up with rebuttals to every one of their arguments, which he did via Twitter on Thursday night.

“Heard it all this week…if you don’t want to hear about the dumb s — t I’ve heard…mute away, but it’s good,” he tweeted to kick things off. What then followed was a takedown more glorious that any tackle the defensive end ever has made in his nine-year NFL career.

According to the Patriots’ website, Long is indeed unlikely to return to New England. Sad! Moving on …

The first focus of Chris Long’s foundation is providing clean water to rural communities in East Africa. That’s a pretty solid cause, too. But here’s a picture of him saluting the troops after scoring a touchdown for the Rams in 2013, just in case you need more convincing:


Here’s a picture of his son, named after Waylon Jennings.