Ezekiel Elliott: A lot of things the NFL does “define ridiculous”

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Ezekiel Elliott didn’t expect a fine from the NFL for dropping $21 and Dak Prescott into the Salvation Army kettle in separate touchdown celebrations against Washington two weeks ago. He didn’t, after all, receive a fine after jumping into one of the giant red kettles in a 2016 touchdown celebration.

“I mean, I didn’t really expect a fine,” Elliott said Wednesday. “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.”

First, Elliott will appeal the $13,369 fine he received for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Elliott, Prescott and the Cowboys each have committed $21,000 to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign in honor of Elliott’s jersey number. He said the NFL should donate his fine to the Salvation Army, even though fines are earmarked for programs for former players.

“A lot of things they do define ridiculous,” Elliott said of the NFL. “But I mean, that’s not really any of my business, not really anything I can change, so I’m just going to keep being focused on this season, keep being focused on leading this team and focused on going out there and winning ball games.”

Prescott received a warning letter from the league for his part in the celebration, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

16 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott: A lot of things the NFL does “define ridiculous”

  1. 100% correct statement there. The NFL is a complete joke, and it will only get worse as long as Goodell is the Commisioner, and they continue to push to make this sport into flag football.

  2. That comment surprises me I figured he would be a huge fan of the league. I mean what did Elliot do to ever deserve to think negatively about them.

  3. How do you not fine him for jumping in the kettle, then fine him for putting money in it?

  4. I agree with what he is saying, on the other hand If NFL is so ridiculous then quit and go work somewhere else would be the logical solution, I mean you do have a degree from a very good university.

  5. His 6-game suspension was the most outrageous and baseless decision the NFL has made. To be fair, the NFL has made a ton of outrageously bad decisions over the last few years but this one was just vindictive.

  6. After Zeke’s TD and $21 kettle contribution, Marshon Lattimore stripped/recovered Amari Cooper’s fumble at midfield. Then Marshon sprinted to the end zone fifty yards away and donated $23 (his jersey number). Where is Marshon’s fine?!

  7. So, Marshon Lattimore will be receiving a fine too for doing the same thing, right? Should he be fined $2 more than Elliot because he put $23 in donation bucket?

  8. Hey NFL…instead of putting a kettle on the field, why not just hang a banner instead. They to it in Indy all the time!
    I liked it when he did it the first time and I liked it even better the second time with Elliot putting Dak in the kettle!
    Way to go NFL…just keep shooting yourselves in the foot.

  9. Has the NFL ever done the right thing? For as much money as the NFL is making, you’d think they would hire somebody who has a clue about public perception. I guess it comes down to them not giving a crap about what the public thinks about them, as long as it doesn’t affect that giant pile of money they bring in every year.

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