Ezekiel Elliott will not be fined by the NFL for his leap into the Salvation Army kettle on Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday.
Elliott drew a 15-yard penalty after celebrating a 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter with a leap into one of the large Salvation Army red kettles that sits beyond the end zone. He crouched down before coming up slowly, pretending to play hide-and-seek.
“That bucket’s just sitting right there by the end zone,” Elliott said. “It’s only right someone jumps in it.”
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He discussed the idea with teammates before the game, wondering aloud whether officials would penalize him.