This end zone dance by Detroit’s Joseph Fauria earned his charity $10,000

This end zone dance by Detroit’s Joseph Fauria earned his charity $10,000

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Asked about his touchdown dance after scoring against Washington on Sunday,  Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria claimed he was inspired by his favorite boy band, ‘N Sync.

The bigger inspiration: money for the charity of his choosing. And that dance earned the Make a Wish Foundation, $10,000.

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Here’s the background: two weeks ago on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake was a guest and the two performed the “Evolution of End Zone Dancing.” Last week Fallon announced that if an NFL player performed one of the dances from the skit, he would not only show the tape, but he would also  pay the fine and donate the equivalent amount to the players favorite charity.

Fauria, after his five-yard touchdown grab, performed the “Justin Timberlake.” And on Monday he was eager to hear from Fallon:

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While the NFL didn’t fine Fauria, Fallon decided to donate $10,000 to his favorite charity, the Make A Wish Foundation. About Fauria’s touchdown dance: the rookie has some moves. Here’s tape of  the celebration after his very first touchdown  against the Minnesota Vikings: