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New rule means no more dunks by JPP

Posted Mar 26, 2014

The NFL's new policy regarding touchdown celebrations bans dunking the ball over the crossbar


The new dunking ban in the NFL isn’t all about tight ends.
 
Jason Pierre-Paul can slam with the best of them. Well, he could.

Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino confirmed on “The Dan Patrick Show” yesterday that dunking over the crossbar -- a touchdown celebration made famous by hoopsters-turned-tight ends like Jimmy Graham and Tony Gonzalez -- will now be penalized. This is an extension of the rule prohibiting the use of the football as a prop.

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So what this means is Pierre-Paul’s pick-six celebration off Tony Romo at Dallas in 2012 would now be flagged. Bidding adieu to the dunk, let’s re-live the defensive end’s play and ensuing celebration one last time: