UPDATE: The NFL said Monday morning there would be no fine for Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott tweeted Monday morning that although the NFL isn’t fining him, he will still be making a donation to the Salvation Army.
Dallas Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott has pledged to match his Sunday night fine from the NFL with a donation to the Salvation Army. Elliott was flagged for a touchdown celebration because he jumped into one of the Salvation Army’s red kettles after he scored.
After his celebration, he was given a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for “using a prop.”
He said he’ll pay his fine, then match it with a check to the Salvation Army. Team owner Jerry Jones told reported Elliott should be praised for bringing attention to the non-profit organization.
— Salvation Army USA (@SalvationArmyUS) December 19, 2016
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) December 19, 2016