NFL won’t fine Ezekiel Elliott for Salvation Army kettle stunt

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott peeks out of a large Salvation Army kettle after jumping into it celebrating a touchdown he scored on a running play in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

DALLAS, Texas (KXAN) — A celebratory jump into the jumbo-sized Salvation Army kettle won’t cost Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott anything.

During Sunday’s game in against the Tamba Bay Buccaneers, Ezekiel jumped into the kettle to celebrate a touchdown he scored on a running play in the first half of the game.

“I think the Salvation Army should give him the highest award,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the game, via ESPN. “My dream would be for the NFL to really fine me a lot of money and I’ll take them to the Supreme Court and we’ll get the Salvation Army more attention than anybody can get them. So let’s go.”

The NFL decided Monday morning to not fine Elliott after all. In a tweet, Elliott said he is still making a donation to the Salvation Army.