The NFL lightened up on its ridiculously strict celebration policy and did not fine Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for jumping into a Salvation Army pot after scoring a touchdown during the Cowboys’ victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was skeptical of the NFL’s decision to lay off of Elliott and questioned what would’ve happened had he been the one jumping into the pot.
That's funny there's no fine for that. I could only imagine if I was the one to do it. Just bein honest .
— Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) December 19, 2016
The celebration was mostly harmless, even though Elliott was flagged for it. But, the reaction stemming from Elliott’s “excessive” celebration has been wonderful. The Salvation Army reported it had raised $181,000 in donations in the 14 hours since the celebration. That’s perfect timing as the foundation gets ready for Christmas.
Beckham has openly questioned officials during a bizarrely emotional season. He clearly thinks the NFL has some sort of agenda against him. That jaded mentality likely won’t help him get the benefit of the doubt going forward.