- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 28, 2017

A pair of Christmas cleats recently worn by NFL running back Alvin Kamara will cost him a pretty penny in fines.

The New Orleans Saints secured their first playoff berth since 2013 on Christmas Eve, but its rookie running back clinched a fine from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s league. The athlete, who ran for 32 yards on 12 carries against the Atlanta Falcons, shared an image of his fine letter with Twitter followers on Thursday.

“Tis the season,” he tweeted. “I’ll start the @gofundme later, stay tuned lol.”

Kamara knew the fine was coming, but tweeted an image of the stocking-like shoes on Dec. 23.

“We talkin bout Christmas??!! Lemme show y’all some different flavors. @adidasFballUS #teamadidas #NewSpeed,” he wrote.

“I just feel like its Christmas, everybody’s in the Christmas spirit, so why not?”

Teammate Mark Ingram, another running back, was just as perplexed at the league’s inflexibility heading into the holiday.

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

The Saints defeated the Falcons 23-13.

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