NFL fans have loved seeing the touchdown celebrations that have become the norm this season.
So there may have been some head-scratching about why Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was penalized for dunking the ball through the uprights after his fumble return for a touchdown.
That’s because while the NFL did relax the celebration regulations, it kept the rule against dunking the football.
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According to an ESPN story in May, the rule remains because of the “possibility that the goalpost could be dislodged and require repairs. It also violates a rule that remains in place: using the goal post as a prop.”
Call it the Jimmy Graham Rule. In 2013, Graham dunked over the crossbar and then held on and this happened: