– blogged by: @msjennyb
NFL touchdown celebrations have been very interesting this season. Last week, Odell Beckham Jr. ran into the end zone and hit the moon walk, this week he showed off his thriller moves.
Usually excessive celebrations cost ballers, but it seems one in particular may have paid off.
Last night, during the primetime game between the Tampa Ba yBuccaneers<, Dallas’ star rookie running-back, Ezekiel Elliot raced into the end zone and dived right into a Salvation Army bucket. Since then, there has been a massive increase in online giving.
TMZ caught up with Lt. Colonel Ron Busroe, a Salvation Army spokesperson, to discuss the surprising bump in donations since Elliott’s celebration. Apparently, it’s been a hot topic around the office, this morning.
“From 8:10pm to 10:30am this morning there was a 61% increase in online giving from the same time frame last Sunday night,” he said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to TMZ, it appears a bunch of people have even been making $21 donations, in honor of Zeke’s celebration.
As for the baller, he assumed he’d be fined by the NFL and promised to match the fine with a donation to the Salvation Army. However, to his surprise, the NFL announced that they would not fine the star running-back. That doesn’t mean Elliot won’t donate anyway.
Earlier today he tweeted, “Even though I will not be fined I still will be making a donation to the @SalvationArmyUS.”#ballerificcharity