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TechDawg2007
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The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
I mean come on NFL. That’s complete BS, IMHO

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When Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott threw $21 in cash into the giant red Salvation Army kettle after scoring a touchdown on Thanksgiving, he didn't expect the NFL to respond by fining him. Two years ago, when he jumped into the kettle, he escaped a fine. But this time around, despite the good intentions behind the celebration, the league levied a $13,369 fine. On Wednesday, Elliott weighed in on the NFL's decision, saying it's on the NFL for penalizing him for bringing awareness to the Salvation Army. Elliott is matching $21 donations to the Salvation Army (up to $21,000 in total). Dak Prescott and the team are doing the same, which will bring the grand total to $63,000 from the Cowboys alone -- not to mention the awareness that Elliott's celebration brought to the cause. Two years ago, his kettle celebration sparked a wave of online donations. "I mean, I didn't really expect a fine," Elliott said, per The Dallas Morning News. "Really don't care about the fine. It's all for a good cause. We're trying to bring awareness to the Salvation Army. If the NFL doesn't like that, then, that's on them. I'll pay their little fine." Despite saying he'll "pay their little fine," The Dallas Morning News reported that Elliott will appeal the fine. Elliott also said he thinks the NFL should donate the money to the Salvation Army. Usually, the money from a fine goes to programs that benefit former players. Elliott refused to completely hammer the NFL for its decision, but he did note the ridiculous nature of the fine.

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TheWalrus
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
It will go to a good cause at least. Probably Goodell’s bonus.


WeBleedCrimson
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
Goodell: "How dare you give money to someone other than me!?!"

*Proceeds to slap the Fine button*


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saintsfan22
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
And didn't fine Jaylon Smith for his helmet to helmet hit on Kamara.


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DownSouthCrawfish
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
Called it


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TbirdSpur2010
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
Ridiculous.


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We're trying to bring awareness to the Salvation Army. If the NFL doesn't like that, then, that's on them. I'll pay their little fine.

GOAT


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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
Didn’t Lattimore do it last week too?


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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
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Didn’t Lattimore do it last week too?



Yeah his fine is sure to come too.


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castorinho
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
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We're trying to bring awareness to the Salvation Army. If the NFL doesn't like that, then, that's on them. I'll pay their little fine.


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High C
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
The Salvation Army is legitimately one of only a few charitable organizations that I’ve never heard anything negative about. I know this really isn’t a shot at them, but screw this move.


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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
Well this means Lattimore can expect this fine too.


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Winston Cup
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
in all honesty it is probably a competing interest thing. the official holiday sponsor/partner of the NFL is the united way, not salvation army. the nfl is trying to maintain the relationship with their partner, not the official partner of the Dallas Cowboys.


High C
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
Then they shouldn’t allow the giant kettle on the field.


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PrimeTime Money
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
I'm tired of people breaking the rules and then complaining when there are consequences.

Yes, it seems petty that they are fining him for it, but if they don't enforce the rules all the time then the rules are meaningless.

And it's not even the breaking of the rule I care about... it's the audacity to be shocked that there is a consequence for it.
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Cowboyfan89
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
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I'm tired of people breaking the rules and then complaining when there are consequences.

Yes, it seems petty that they are fining him for it, but if they don't enforce the rules all the time then the rules are meaningless.

And it's not even the breaking of the rule I care about... it's the audacity to be shocked that there is a consequence for it.

It's a stupid rule...like your post.



PrimeTime Money
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
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It's a stupid rule...
Maybe so. But it's the rule, and don't be surprised if you will be fined for breaking it.
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bbeck
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
Whoever hands out these fines, especially this one, must be a miserable human being.


Klingler7
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
I am not a Cowboy fan but damn the NFL is run by a bunch of communists and that jackass Goodell. frick you Roger !!!!!


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Hoodoo Man
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re: The NFL fined Zeke $13k for putting $21 in Salvation Army kettle
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I'm tired of people breaking the rules and then complaining when there are consequences.

Yes, it seems petty that they are fining him for it, but if they don't enforce the rules all the time then the rules are meaningless.

And it's not even the breaking of the rule I care about... it's the audacity to be shocked that there is a consequence for it.
Rules should always make provisions for common sense reasons.


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