NFL to penalize players for dunking on field-goal posts starting next season

By: News services
March 25, 2014 Updated: March 25, 2014 at 4:10 pm
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photo - Former Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez was known for dunking the football after touchdowns. (AP file)
Former Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez was known for dunking the football after touchdowns. (AP file) 

The NFL seems to be cracking down on anything remotely fun for the players these days, and the latest move was announced Tuesday: the league will no longer allow players to dunk the football over the field-goal post as part of their touchdown celebration, according to si.com.

Time for Jimmy Graham and others to start working on adding some flash to their layups.

The NFL had previously banned players from using the football as a prop during celebrations, so disallowing dunks from taking place is just a further adaptation of the rule.

NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino informed the Dan Patrick Show of the new rule that will result in a penalty.

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