ASSOCIATED PRESS : — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Fly to the polls — that’s the message some Philadelphia Eagles players have for voters today. It is the player’s turn to cheer on their fans as several Eagles did today as people waited in line to cast their ballots. It’s the only day this year you can replace E-A-G-L-E-S with something else. “I want everyone cheering vote, vote, vote,” Al Thomas said. Rodney McLeod and many of his Eagles teammates loaded onto a double-decker bus on Election Day, bound for several polling places.
“The climate our country is in and just the importance of voting, man. Like I said, we want to save the change the masses and get people to think about voting,” McLeod said. They served up drinks and prizes to those waiting. “A lot of them do good community service work but this being the most important election of our lifetime, this kinda connection is great,” state Sen. Vincent Hughes said. Rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts was among many of McLeod’s teammates along for the ride, including defensive tackle Malik Jackson. Dan Koob, CBS3, CBSN Philly, CBSPhilly.com and the CBS Philly app for covering this important event.
Rodney McLeod and teammates are canvassing across Philly today to encourage people to vote and providing coffee, snacks, tshirts and other Eagles apparel to voters in line @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/dhi75bnjv1— Dan Koob (@DanKoob) November 3, 2020