Ezekiel Elliott: Cowboys RB won’t be fined for Salvation Army celebration

The No Fun League finally got one right.

On Sunday night, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott celebrated a touchdown in the second quarter by jumping into an oversized Salvation Army donation kettle that was sitting behind the endzone.

Elliott was penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct after the celebration and many were wondering whether it would lead to a fine.

For his part, Elliott had pledged to match any fine with a donation to the Salvation Army, but the league announced on Monday morning that there will be no fine for the jump.

for those wondering, no fine for last nite's @SalvationArmyUS Kettle Hop by @EzekielElliott

— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) December 19, 2016

For those who missed the moment, you can see it below.


Elliott finished the night with a season-high 159 yards against Tampa Bay. During his rookie campaign, the No. 4 overall pick has carried the ball 310 times for 1,551 yards and 13 touchdowns. Elliott is the NFL’s leading rusher by a very comfortable margin.

Next up for the Dallas Cowboys is a Monday Night Football meeting with the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 26.

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