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.
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: