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NFL fines Zeke a whole lot more than $21 he put in Salvation Army pot, per report

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) jumped into a Salvation Army kettle after a touchdown run in the second quarter, drawing a 15-yard penalty.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) jumped into a Salvation Army kettle after a touchdown run in the second quarter, drawing a 15-yard penalty. Star-Telegram

Ezekiel Elliott is donating a good chunk of change to the NFL this holiday season.

During the Cowboys’ 31-23 win over the Redskins on Thanksgiving, the running back deposited $21 into the Salvation Army’s giant red kettle. You know, the one that sits just outside the end zone at AT&T Stadium.

Now, the NFL is making Elliott pay a sizable fine to atone for the celebration. According to reports, the amount comes to $13,369.



Technically, there was no penalty on the play. But the fine comes as a result of “unsportsmanlike conduct,” according to a report from the NFL Network.

The team’s wesbite said that Elliott will match $21 donations to the Salvation Army (up to $21,000 total). In addition, quarterback Dak Prescott will do likewise.



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