CFL fines Sask. Roughrider wideout for nacho-related 'security protocol' breach
Undisclosed fine prompts GoFundMe support, nacho delivery to CFL offices
A Roughrider wide receiver's escapade into the stands for some nachos during Week 10 action earned him a fine from the Canadian Football League.
Duke Williams was fined for breaking the league's security protocols, a statement from the CFL said.
In the second half of the Riders' victory over the Edmonton Elks on Aug. 13 in Edmonton, Williams jumped into the field level seating with fans while celebrating a touchdown.
He grabbed a dish of nachos and started munching away at them while his teammates joined him.
Pass the chips!<br><br>The celebration seen around the world helped propel Duke Williams into the top spot for Week 10's @TheWirlessAge Player of the Game voting! <a href="https://t.co/UG3IvIGjTY">pic.twitter.com/UG3IvIGjTY</a>—@sskroughriders
Now, Williams's actions and the subsequent fine are making waves on social media.
One fan has taken it upon themselves to create a GoFundMe campaign to cover Williams' undisclosed fine.
Fans raise over $1,000 on GoFundMe to pay touchdown celebration fine for Riders’ Duke Williams: The CFL has asked Duke Williams to put his money where his mouth is for his nacho-eating touchdown celebration last week, but it appears… <a href="https://t.co/dH6CYyfPOw">https://t.co/dH6CYyfPOw</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/3DownNation?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@3DownNation</a> <a href="https://t.co/Sqi6dxn3WE">pic.twitter.com/Sqi6dxn3WE</a>—@CFL_Headlines
"I'm not sure how much the fine is but IF more money is raised that what the fine is, the rest of the money will be donated to KidsSport in Duke's name," the fan's campaign page says.
"Let's show the CFL that Rider Nation stands behind their players and will not tolerate ridiculous fines like this being handed down to our players."
If the GoFundMe campaign raises more than enough to cover the undisclosed fine, its creator says any extra proceeds will be donated to KidsSport Saskatchewan in Duke's name.
Riders fan sends plate of nachos to CFL head office after league fines Duke Williams for touchdown celebration: CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie has guacamole on his face after slapping Saskatchewan Roughriders’ receiver Duke Williams… <a href="https://t.co/od73dl4k7N">https://t.co/od73dl4k7N</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/3DownNation?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@3DownNation</a> <a href="https://t.co/Xp1bxWosn8">pic.twitter.com/Xp1bxWosn8</a>—@CFL_Headlines
Another fan used the opportunity to send the Canadian Football League's head offices an order of nachos through a delivery service app.
The fine, announced earlier this week, is the second time this season Williams was subject to punishment from the Canadian Football League.
In June, Williams was suspended for throwing Toronto Argonauts defensive back Shaq Richardson's helmet before the teams squared off in Nova Scotia.