Ezekiel Elliott Salvation Army TD More Than Just A Celebration
Unless you've been living under a rock, then you know Ezekiel Elliott jumped into a super sized Salvation Army donation bucket to celebrate a touchdown against the Buccaneers Sunday.
The increased donations that the celebration sparked are fantastic.
Salvation Army says it's received $850k in online donations since Ezekiel Elliott jumped in bucket. That buys 91k meals to those in need.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) December 20, 2016
But the fact that the NFL even thought about fining Elliot is the latest example of the NFL's season long tirade on player celebrations.
Zeke brought the criticism when he addressed the issue today with media, according to Jon Machota, the Cowboys beat reporter for the Dallas News.
Ezekiel Elliott: It's kinda sad NFL is being so strict on celebrations. We're the best at what we do. We should be able to have a little fun
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 22, 2016
Elliott, who is the favorite to win the MVP and has become one of the faces of the league, hit the nail right on the head.
At the end of the day, the NFL is a sports league that is supposed to provide entertainment for its fans.
When you take away the "entertain" part, you're left with "ment."
That's not even a word. So on top of dull play, the NFL is now encouraging poor spelling. We need to stop this madness.
Let the players be creative because the league's personality is only as good as that of its players.
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