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Kamara fined for wearing Christmas stocking-themed cleats

"Unfortunately, the Grinch stole Christmas." - Alvin Kamara

If Alvin Kamara wasn't already your favorite NFL player, this may put him on a rocket ship to get to number one.

The former Tennessee Vols running back wore Christmas-themed cleats for the New Orleans Saints victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Christmas Eve.

Players know they will face fines if they wear cleats that don't match their team colors, but Kamara strapped on the red Christmas stocking cleats anyway. He told ESPN he was warned at halftime, but said he was going to keep wearing them.

So, he created a GoFundMe account for the $6,079 fine and plans to donate the proceeds to charity. The proceeds will be donated to Willie Hall Playgrounds recreational department to buy new cleats for their youth football teams.

So far, the fund has raised $3,688 in fifteen hours.

Kamara, who was drafted by the Saints in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, is a top contender for Offensive Rookie of the Year this season.

 


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