On Thanksgiving Day, Dallas Cowboys halfback Ezekiel Elliot put $21 into the Salvation Army kettle after scoring a touchdown. But that celebration will cost him much more than $21. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the league is fining him just over $13,000. So there’s that. But Elliott doesn’t really care about that. Though, it did surprise him. After all, the NFL didn’t fine him for jumping into the kettle in 2016.
“I didn’t really expect a fine, really don’t care about the fine,” Elliot told Archer on Wednesday.
Right now, he and the Cowboys are riding a four-game winning streak. And due to that, they’re currently sitting atop the NFC East.
“It’s for a good cause and we’re trying to bring awareness to the Salvation Army and if the NFL doesn’t like that, then, I mean, that’s on them. I’ll pay their little fine,” Elliott continues.
That said, the halfback is expected to appeal the fine. He is also no stranger to battling the league’s front office. Remember, he went back and forth with them over his six-game suspension last season due to a personal conduct policy violation.
“I mean a lot of things they do define ridiculous but that’s not really any of my business, not anything I can change,” Elliot added. “So I’m just going to keep being focused on this season, focused on leading this team, focused on going out there and winning ballgames.”
Up next, Dallas takes on the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at home. And it’s going to be a big one.