The NFL often is mocked as the “No Fun League,” and its recent punishment handed out to New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is one reason why.
NFL fined Saints TE Jimmy Graham $30,000 for dunking footballs over the goalpost.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 22, 2014
Graham dunked on the goal post twice during his team’s Week 2 preseason game against the Tennessee Titans and was flagged for both celebrations. Dunking over the goal posts now is against league rules.
Saints head coach Sean Payton was not happy with Graham’s actions, and the veteran tight end said he now will stop using that celebrating after scoring touchdowns, per Larry Holder of the New Orleans Time-Picayune.
Graham temporarily altered a goal post after dunking on it during a game last season.