METAIRIE, La. -- Alvin Kamara showed off his letter from "the Grinch" on Thursday -- a fine from the NFL for wearing his red Christmas-themed cleats during last Sunday's 23-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Kamara said the fine was for $6,079.
"Yeah, they were worth it," the New Orleans Saints rookie running back said before digging around in his locker to find the envelope he received from the league.
"I told everybody what I was gonna do after the game. I'm gonna make a GoFundMe [fundraising page]. I'm gonna find like a charity, maybe something that gets shoes for underprivileged kids or maybe something like a little league team out here that needs some cleats and donate the rest of the money to a team or something like that. I mean, the Grinch stole Christmas."
Here we go!!!! Donations will be made to Willie Hall playgrounds Recreational Department right here in New Orleans to buy cleats for their youth teams.https://t.co/mRC4NXRpac— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) December 29, 2017
Kamara's cleats were designed to look like red Christmas stockings, but players know that they'll be fined if they wear cleats that don't match their team colors. Kamara said he was warned at halftime but said he wasn't going to take them off at that point.