In partnership with the NFL in the UK


NFL ban slam dunk touchdown celebration

Published Add your comment

Football News

The NFL is regularly called the 'No Fun League' and it looks like they are set to strike again.

Appearing on the Dan Patrick show earlier today, NFL Head of Officials Dean Blandino told the host that dunking the football through the goalposts as a celebration is set to become an offence, which will be penalized by 15 yards.

There was a rule already in place about the ball not being used as a prop in celebration but it wasn't being enforced in the previous seasons when players would take the ball and slam dunk it over the bar after a touchdown.

But after New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham nearly broke the crossbar last season and forced a delay of the game as it was reset, the league and officials have moved to get it out of the game at the first possible chance during the pre-season meeting in Orlando today.

You can check out Graham's gaffe here.

A poll on the ProFootballTalk website shows that the majority of fans completely against the league's new move. 

Of 23,000 votes at the time of writing, nearly 16,00 or 66% of all people who expressed their opinion felt that the move was a wrong one.

28% were in favour of the move while the remaining answers were fairly not bothered by what was transpiring.

Whilst the move isn't a ground breaking one it does pose one problem, what are players going to do now to celebrate? Here is some inspiration for their new moves.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

NFL Playoffs

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again