For Ezekiel Elliott, this is the season of donations. On Thanksgiving Day, he gave the Dallas Cowboys 121 rushing yards and a touchdown. But for good measure, he donated $ 21 to the famous Salvation Army kettle at the AT & T stadium after his 16-yard goal.
The NFL has decided this weekend that Elliott should give something more – $ 13,369 to be exact. This time, Elliott is not in the mood to give.
The third-year half was surprised by the sanction he was given for this celebration and is appealing a fine.
"I mean I did not really expect a fine, I'm really mad," Elliott told reporters Wednesday. "It's all for a good cause and we're trying to educate the Salvation Army, and if the NFL does not like it, then I mean it's on them. I will pay their small fine. "
Elliott also dropped quarterback Dak Prescott in the pot after he scored his own touchdown against the Redskins. The NFL claimed that Elliott's shares were "unsportsmanlike conduct."
After the match, Elliott was not really happy with the NFL's decision to regulate certain celebrations.
"Many things that they define are ridiculous. But it's not really my business, I can not change anything, "he said. "So, I'm just going to stay focused on this season, focused on the direction of this team, focused on going out and winning ball games."
The antics of Thanksgiving were the first to be realized by Elliott with the famous red kettle. In 2016, Elliott celebrated a touchdown by jumping himself into the kettle. The league then gave him a warning and chose to donate $ 21,000 to the Salvation Army.
Elliott added Wednesday that he thought the NFL should give his fine to the Salvation Army.
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