Though normally found inside the weight-lifting rooms of most NFL football teams, kettlebells sometimes make their way out of the gym and onto the sidelines.
On Sunday night in Dallas a kettle unlike any other found its way behind the end zone, and when Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott saw the iconic Salvation Army Kettle bell there after scoring a touchdown, he decided to jump on in:
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) December 19, 2016
First Ezekiel Elliott passed Tony Dorsett for most rushing TDs (13) by a Cowboys rookie.
Then he “donated” himself to the Salvation Army. pic.twitter.com/GNFPa3BHpF
— ESPN (@espn) December 19, 2016
Of course, the NFL leaves no good deed unpunished, and Elliott drew a flag on the play for using the kettle as a prop:
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) December 19, 2016
Elliott first noticed the kettle before the game, telling reporters, “In warmups I saw it sitting there right by the end zone and I was like, man somebody’s got to jump in there. So I just had to do it.”
I mean, what else would you do with a giant kettle?
— Salvation Army USA (@SalvationArmyUS) December 19, 2016
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