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Roger Goodell Goes Full-On Grinch, Fines NFL Player for Christmas Cleats

Despite declining attendance, tanking ticket prices and falling TV ratings, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell refuses to require players to respectfully stand for the national anthem. However, Goodell has no problem regulating other aspects of player behavior as he showed in this total “Bah Humbug” move.

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Alvin Kamara received a nasty surprise from the NFL after wearing Christmas-themed cleats during their Christmas Eve game in a good-hearted attempt to spread a little Christmas cheer.

Kamara tweeted a picture showing the letter received from Goodell’s office informing him that he would be fined by the league. Kamara joked that he’d soon be starting a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for the fine:

Kamara received some moral support from fellow Saints RB Mark Ingram, telling the commissioner’s office “not to be the Grinch.”

“Don’t be a Grinch,” Ingram said, as reported by the Daily Caller. “It’s the Christmas season. It’s the Christmas spirit, man. How can you be mad at that? Do not be the Grinch.”

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Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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