NFL players dunking the football over the goal post after a touchdown has been going on for a while and began with guys who used to play basketball, like Tony Gonzalez. But it has since grown to involve anybody. Even those who apparently can’t dunk like Vernon Davis.
Then there are some guys who dunk so violently that it makes the goalpost crooked and causes an unnecessary and avoidable delay in the game while the field maintenance crew fixes it. The Saints’ Jimmy Graham comes to mind.
Well, thanks to Graham and others, dunking will get you penalized, according to PFT via The Dan Patrick Show.
Some fans may view this as the league continuing to take the fun out of the game, but Jimmy Graham’s actions last year necessitates this. This is overdue.