The NFL just can’t handle a good time. They can’t even loosen up for the holiday party. It was made officially official last night on Sunday Night Football in Dallas, when Ezekiel Elliott punched in a goal line touchdown to break a 3-3 second quarter tie against the Bucs.
After busting through the line for the score, Elliott ran towards the crowd and spotted a giant prop version of the Salvation Army donation bucket. In a brilliant moment of improv, he jumped into the bucket. As soon as he did, the refs donated some penalty flags for excessive celebration to the cause. Please, Mr. Scrooge. It’s Christmas.
— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) December 19, 2016
Elliott ran for 159 yards in the 26-20 Dallas win, and this morning, Ian Rapoport is reporting that the NFL will not fine Elliott for the stunt.
It would even be tone deaf by Roger Goodell’s standards to fine a player for drawing attention to a charity that helps families in need during the holidays.
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
Well, as they say – Roger Goodell’s small heart grew three sizes this day.
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