New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. can’t believe that Ezekiel Elliot of the Dallas Cowboys didn’t get fined for jumping into a Salvation Army kettle.
The star wideout wasn’t thrilled that the league didn’t penalize Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot for leaping into a kettle.
Elliot jumped into a Salvation Army red kettle after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The celebration earned the rookie star a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and while being flagged for excessive celebration usually comes with a fine of $12,154, the NFL said that it wouldn’t fine Elliot for leaping into the kettle.
Beckham wasn’t happy that Elliot didn’t get fined and said things would be different if he had done it.
“That’s funny there’s no fine for that. I could only imagine if I was the one to do it. Just bein honest,” the wide receiver tweeted on Monday.
The Salvation Army has gotten huge benefits from Elliot leaping into the kettle.
In 12 and a half hours after Elliot’s jump, the Salvation Army received $182,000 in online donations, a 61 percent increase over a similar time period last week Lt. Col. Ron Busroe said, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.
Elliot had planned to match the fine with a donation to the Salvation Army. He will still make a donation to the Salvation Army even though he wasn’t fined.
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) December 20, 2016