Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott

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Zeke On NFL Punishment: "I'll Pay Their Little Fine"

December 07, 2018 - 9:18 am

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - The NFL has fined Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott for his $21 donation to the Salvation Army during the Thanksgiving day game against the Redskins, but Zeke doesn't seem to care. 

League officials deemed Elliott’s touchdown celebration, where he took $21 from a photographer and dropped it in the Salvation Army kettle, as "unsportsmanlike" and fined him $13,369.

"I didn't really expect a fine,'' Elliott told reporters at The Star on 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.''

Elliott said he plans to appeal the fine.

"A lot of things they (NFL) do define ridiculous,'' Elliott said. "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 ballgames.''