The NFL has said it will no longer be fining a New Orleans Saints player for wearing a "Man of God" headband during a game, and says he will instead donate the fine to a Catholic hospital.
Earlier this week, the NFL said it would be fining linebacker Demario Davis $7,017 for violating the league's uniform's rules. The rule bars "personal messages."
On Tuesday, the Davis took to Instagram to say he won his appeal against the NFL, and will not have to pay that fine.
"So my agent just told me that I won my appeal and won't have to pay the headband fine!! Then I see that St. Louis King of France came together today to support the movement!" he said alongside a photo of a playground full of children at the local Catholic school wearing home-made versions of the headband.
"Look at all these beautiful children of God. Always glory above so I'm taking every penny of that original $7,017 fine and donating it to [St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi] anyways," Davis wrote.
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WOWWW look at this!! So my agent just told me that I won my appeal and won't have to pay the headband fine!! Then I see that St. Louis King France came together today to support the movement! Won’t he do it! Look at all these beautiful children of God! Always glory above so I’m taking every penny of that original $7,017 fine and donating it to @stdomhospital anyways. So far, we’ve raised over $30,000 for them from the headbands!! That means yall helped me turn a $7,000 negative into an almost $40,000 positive benefiting people who truly need it!!! Do y’all see how that worked?? Let’s gooooo. That’s crazy! Ya’ll are a part of this journey too!! I can’t thank ya’ll enough either. We on a mission over here obstacles are meant to be conquered!! I’m truly blessed as anybody. We’re restocked on the site with more #ManOfGod and #WomanOfGod color options and have added #ChildOfGod. If you haven’t purchased yours yet or didn't get the color you wanted, donations will continue to go to @stdomhospital so now is the time to stock up! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! #ManOfGod #WomanOfGod #ChildOfGod #WhoDat #TheSaintsAreTheBestTeam Get your headband at: bit.ly/56manofgod (link in bio)
This story was originally published by Lisette Lopez on KXXV in Waco, Texas