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: