NFL player doesn't have to pay fine for 'Man of God' headband, will donate that money to kids instead

New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis (56) celebrates after an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. The Saints won 31-24. AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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NEW ORLEANS (WTHR) — A New Orleans Saints football player is donating money to a children's hospital after winning an appeal for a $7,000 fine.

Demario Davis was fined for wearing a "Man of God" headband. But he appealed the fine and won.

Davis will no longer have to pay the $7,000 and instead will donate the money to charity.

He posted about winning his appeal on Instagram.

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)

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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!" Davis wrote with the post.

The students at St. Louis King of France school rallied around Davis by wearing their own custom-made headbands on Tuesday.

Davis first made it known that he had been fined during NFL Week 4 against the Dallas Cowboys. He not only sported the headband but also began selling them including "Woman of God" and "Child of God" headbands too.

He'll now be taking the total $7,017 he would have paid, plus $30,000 he's raised in headband sales, to donate nearly $40,000 to St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, WWL reported.

"That means y'all 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!" Davis wrote.