If there’s one subject NFL players need education on, it’s how they celebrate touchdowns.
Or at least that’s what the league seems to think.
For whatever reason, the NFL has decided in recent seasons that touchdown dances are a problem, even though the punishments have seemed completely arbitrary at times, with some refs choosing to flag players and others not giving penalties for similar celebrations. The league even has discussed relaxing excessive celebration penalties, but it doesn’t appear they’ll completely go away any time soon.
NFL vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, a former cornerback, tweeted Wednesday that the league is working on a video to explain the do’s and don’ts of celebrating.
On one hand, an “educational training video” probably is better than nothing, as NFL players last season didn’t know what would get them flagged or fined when it came to expressing their joy. However, the league has much more pressing issues that concern the safety of players and their families, such as domestic violence, opioid use and concussions.
But, hey, as long as players know how to control their positive emotions on the field, that’s all that matters, right?
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