|Merry Christmas, Mr. Thomas. (Getty Images)|
The day after Christmas, Saints running back Pierre Thomas found the end zone against the Falcons and pulled a gold bow out, stuck it on a football and handed it to one lucky fan in attendance for New Orleans 45-16 romp against Atlanta.
Now Thomas has gotten his own presents from the league: a pair of fines that total $12,500 for his holiday spirit.
Per our Saints Rapid Reporter Larry Holder, Thomas was tagged with a $7,500 fine for the bow he carried on his uniform and another $5,000 for wearing green and red tape on his uniform.
As Holder notes, Thomas stuck the letters in the Saints locker room on Thursday, displayed by his locker "with a huge red bow stuck to them for visual effect."
Because Thomas was fined for the red and green tape, anyone else on the Saints who wore the illegally-colored tape -- and there were several players -- can expect to see similar fines from the league.
Yeah, it's unfortunate that this sort of good fun, especially around the holiday season, has to be punished. But hey, someone's got to play the Grinch.
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