Dec. 6 (UPI) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott is interesting his $13,369 positive for dropping $21 in a Salvation Military kettle following a rating in opposition to the Washington Redskins.
“I imply, I did not actually anticipate a positive, actually do not care in regards to the positive,” Elliott informed reporters. “It is all for trigger and we’re attempting to carry consciousness to the Salvation Military, and if the NFL would not like that, then, I imply, that is on them. I will pay their little positive.”
Elliott additionally mentioned he plans to enchantment the positive. The cash from the positive goes to the NFL Participant Care Basis and the Gene Upshaw Gamers Affiliation’s Gamers Help Belief.
The Thanksgiving Day reward was not Elliott’s first interplay with the large crimson kettle behind the tip zone. Elliott additionally jumped into it throughout his rookie season, however he was not fined for that celebration. He donated $21,000 to the charity and watched Salvation Military donations spike.
“Loads of issues they [the NFL] do outline ridiculous. however that is not likely any of my enterprise, not something I can change,” Elliott mentioned.
“So I am simply going to maintain being centered on this season, centered on main this staff, centered on going on the market and profitable ballgames.”
Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott every pledged $21,000 donations to the Salvation Military following the win in opposition to the Redskins. The Cowboys matched the donations.
Elliott mentioned he thinks the NFL ought to donate his positive to the Salvation Military.
The Cowboys celebrity has 1,150 yards and 6 scores on a league-high 240 carries this season. He additionally has a league-high 293 touches for 1,573 yards from scrimmage.
The Cowboys have an NFC East conflict in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles at four:25 p.m. on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.