The NFL already has a rule in place against using the football as a prop in celebrations, so this is just an extension of the rule. Several players have copied Gonzalez’s celebration over the years, and New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham probably took it too far when a goal-post dunk of his against Atlanta last season upset the balance of the uprights and led to a short delay while crews got them fixed.
The NFL says no more dunking over the goalpost. This one I don't understand. Looks like I got out just in time.— Tony Gonzalez (@TonyGonzalez88) March 25, 2014