NFL fines four Cowboys for Salvation Army bucket celebration

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The No Fun League strikes again.

Four Cowboys players were fined for their Thanksgiving celebration that incorporated the oversized Salvation Army bucket the NFL and the Cowboys place beyond the end zone.

Cowboys tight ends Dalton Schultz ($13,261), Jake Ferguson ($4,895), Peyton Hendershot ($3,944) and Sean McKeon ($4,994) were all fined, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

The players brought attention to the league’s Salvation Army donation drive, which is the whole reason the bucket is there, but that wasn’t enough to spare them from getting fined.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said teammates would cover any fines. Technically, that would violate NFL rules, although there’s no real way for the NFL to know if a player quietly gives a teammate money to cover a fine.

52 responses to “NFL fines four Cowboys for Salvation Army bucket celebration

  1. Technically, there are a lot of rules, the vast majority of which are either randomly or selectively enforced.

  2. The fine money should be donated to the Salvation Army. Heck, fine the team an additional $50k and make a commercial of the jumping in act by showing players and Jerry jumping in with cash. Turn a fine into something good with good PR for the league.

  3. The NFL would be so much better without the owners and league employees.

    Its a shame these 2000 guys can’t get together and find a way to erase NY and the billionaires from their business.

  4. Even the stadiums don’t belong to the owners, technically they belong to the people who paid for them…..us.

    I know that I for one would be a much happier Dolphins fan if Stephen Ross wasn’t involved.

  5. yetipro says:
    December 3, 2022 at 4:20 pm
    Technically, there are a lot of rules, the vast majority of which are either randomly or selectively enforced.

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    Or, completely made up, or in NE’s case totally exaggerated or lied about to be able to sell the fake violation to the public.

  6. It would be extremely bizarre if none of that fine money makes its way to the Salvation Army.

  7. bostonblows says:
    December 3, 2022 at 4:37 pm
    The NFL would be so much better without the owners and league employees.

    Its a shame these 2000 guys can’t get together and find a way to erase NY and the billionaires from their business.

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    Sure – the players could save up their pennies and buy all the teams.

    They could all quit and start their own league.

  8. Or, completely made up, or in NE’s case totally exaggerated or lied about to be able to sell the fake violation to the public.
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    Kid, you must learn that not everything that happens on Earth involves the Patriots.

  9. NFL buried that news during a weekend of football. The clip made every sportscast in America that night. The NFL milked it for all it’s worth and then dropped the hammer now. Shameful.

  10. Understand it’s the Salvation Army and that makes it all good. But that opens the door for players to use props in celebrations and what happens when the prop is inappropriate or sends a political message, thus zero tolerance.

  11. That is a very silly fine 🤔. I don’t see any reason why the NFL would be so sensitive to such behavior. It’s Thanksgiving in the US and the players are just having fun, it wasn’t anything inappropriate or derogatory. Is it a crime to celebrate and having fun? The festivities and celebrations, is for a good cause and it supports the charity for the Salvation Army🤔🤷‍♂️.

  12. Those players got a lot of nerves offering an free impromptu promotion for one of the NFL’s charitable partnerships.

  13. biggs13 says:
    December 3, 2022 at 5:14 pm
    If this were the Dolphins they would lose a draft pick.

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    The Dolphins factually cheated by tampering with 3 different teams. That’s never even remotely come close to happening in NFL history before. They got off easy because tampering with one team is the punishment they got.

    They were lucky Goodell covered for them with the Tua concussion cover up thing earlier ths year.

    Ross must have sent Roger something special.

  14. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said teammates would cover any fines. Technically, that would violate NFL rules, although there’s no real way for the NFL to know if a player quietly gives a teammate money to cover a fine.

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  15. Curious how they arrived at the fine amounts. First guy in gets 3 times the other players. Hopefully the Salvation Army gets the money.

  16. touchback, do you honestly believe the things that you cough up, or are you just hoping to get reactions?

  17. I am no fan of the choreographed, over the top garbage, but I had no problem with their celebration. How often does every TE have a great game together? What happens if you don’t pay a fine? Cause I would do with the fine notice what Brendan Fraser did with his recording contract in Airheads.

  18. Guy above made a good point….I wonder how many times that replay was shown on nfl network?

  19. I whole heartedly agree with DonnieMackJack, I do have a question though, what is a 2500 gallon plastic bucket without a lid doing behind the end zone if not for jumping in?

  20. Now let’s trace the money from the fines….and see who’s POCKET it really goes to.

  21. Even as an Eagles fan, watching Zeke jump in the kettle and peek back up a few years ago was one of the funniest and most wholesome things I’ve ever seen.

  22. the NFL rightfully should ban such buffoonery both on and off the field;

    their football players there for one purpose;

    if they want to be clowns, go join a circus:

  23. So the NFL is yet again punishing players for having fun while also bringing attention to a charity’s need for support. Well, you know you can’t be too careful with these things. If they didn’t fine players and direct them away from these actions, more and more people will be needlessly giving their money away to causes that benefit those less fortunate instead of spending their money on things that matter like game day tickets, jerseys and NFL+…..

  24. Look, everybody knew that was against the rules. They and we knew it would result in a fine. Stop pretending like this is new. Stop whining when breaking the rules results in fines, penalties, suspensions. It’s not your league.

  25. Didnt the NFL say go ahead and celebrate and mug for the cameras? or was that a point last year?

  26. The NFL should just turn into the MFL (the Mormon Football League) where all types of fun are discouraged.

  27. So a player can jump into the stands without getting fined but can’t jump into a giant bucket that is solely there to bring awareness to a charitable organization

  28. It’s not even a drop in a bucket for these millionaires. They’re just having fun. It’s all good. The league and the players donate so much time and money to charitable causes. ‘Tis the Season! Merry Christmas!

  29. I did not know the Salvation Army was being promoted until they jumped in the bucket. The NFL should be thanking the players.

  30. I mean, seriously does it make anyone somewhat uncomfortable to know that these guys make so much that “fines” of over 30k are basically pocket change it seems?

    I mean, it was kind of a fun thing to do and I don’t think anyone was offended. Give them a $100 “speeding ticket” token fine and move on.

    While I am not financially hurting in any way, $30k would be utterly life changing for a large percentage of the country. To see that amount in “fines” for something ticky tack just reeks of not really understanding the situation of a large percentage of the people who compose your fanbase. Anyway, maybe I’m wrong but just seems kind of insulting to me.

  31. Go woke go broke.. last year the head of the SA made some disparaging comments about white people and the money they got was way way down for it.I had no problemo walking by the kettles. Still have no problem.way to many other good causes.

  32. They wouldn’t have dared fine the team mates of obvious first ballot HOF QB and multiple Super Bowl QB Russell Wilson.

    Dak is a pretender.

    If they really want to win a SB, trade Dak and a few picks for Wilson after the season.

  33. One of the funniest TD celebrations I’ve ever seen. Jerrah already said he’d pick up the tab.

  34. NFL keeps getting in its own way. What the hell was wrong with that celebration compared to so many others?. As the article stated, it brought attention to the Salvation Army’s Christmas collection effort. Goodell and his goons need to stop with this idiocy.

  35. League rules state no props can be used in an end zone celebration. If an Eagle player did that on the Cowboys field you can bet the Dallas fans would be screaming for fines.

  36. The NFL league and the Salvation Army, should have told the owner of the Cowboys, that the kettle will not be used for anything other than a display. The Salvation Army and Jerrry Jones could have warned and told players, coaches and others what the kettle is used for and what is not used for. The Salvation Army is at fault for any wrong doing with the kettle, that was not informed. That includes any tampering, used or abused to the kettle while it’s in display.

  37. What’s wrong with Salvation Army donations?? So many other promotions for breast cancer etc. I don’t understand.

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