The Grinch, otherwise known as the NFL, stole Christmas with a fine, and Alvin Kamara is using that to give back. 

After the Saints' running back wore Christmas-themed cleats during last week's game against the Atlanta Falcons, he said he would start a GoFundMe and donate the proceeds to charity if he was fined. 

He received his fine letter on Thursday, according to a post on Twitter, and he's followed through with his fundraising campaign. 

For more details on the fundraising campaign, click here. 

"Unfortunately The Grinch stole Christmas!! After the game I said that I would make a gofundme for the fine and donate the proceeds to charity sooooo.... here we are! A donation will be made to Willie Hall playgrounds recreational department to provide cleats for their youth football programs," reads the page's description. 

The campaign had raised more than $2,200 of its $5,000 goal as of 9 a.m. Friday morning. 

Kamara, who was fined $6,079, said he felt that his cleats — primarily red, with a wide white strip on top to mimic Santa's liner and three bells on top of the shoe, although the took off the bells — fit Christmas perfectly, and he wanted to wear them. 

"It was worth it," Kamara said.

Fines collected by the NFL are donated to the league's own charity, the NFL Player Care Foundation and the Players Assistance Trust, but Kamara said wants to find a way to make the donation more local. 

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