A fine is not coming for Ezekiel Elliott.
Ezekiel Elliott decided to jump into the Salvation Army’s big kettle after scoring a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday night.
— Salvation Army USA (@SalvationArmyUS) December 19, 2016
It was thought that the celebration would come with a cost, but it won’t. Elliott was flagged for the celebration, but the NFL has decided that no fine is coming for the former Ohio State star running back.
Source: #Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not be fined for jumping into the kettle following his TD run. That’s good to hear.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 19, 2016
Elliott had previously said he’ll be matching any fine he receives with a donation to the Salvation Army, and someone close to Elliott says they’d be paying the actual fine for him – his father.
— Ambassador Elliott (@stacy_elliott) December 19, 2016
We’re doubtful that a father paying his son’s fine is allowed by the NFL, but it’s a cool thought regardless.
The Cowboys are set to host the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football on Dec. 26. The game is set to kick off at 8:30 p.m. E..T and will be televised on ESPN.