Saints’ Jimmy Graham Coming Up with Creative Ways to Celebrate Touchdowns
New Orleans Saints’ tight end, Jimmy Graham is a touchdown machine, but the NFL sadly took away the dunking celebrations that players like Graham were doing to showcase their touchdowns, invoking a penalty to the action.
— Pro Football Wire (@ProFootballWire) August 16, 2014
What to do? Graham has apparently come up with some alternative and creative ways to celebrate touchdowns, but it appears he is running into a brick wall when it comes to the NFL accepting them.
According to WWLTV.com, Graham ran some of these ideas past NFL officials..
I asked if I could do a layup. They said I couldn’t do that. So I asked if I could shoot it over the goalpost. They said no. Then I asked: well, can I go and hug the goalpost?
Unfortunately, hugging the 35-foot high yellow posts following a touchdown, Graham was warned, would get the old yellow flag and a 15-yard penalty.
Come on NFL, can’t we put some fun back into football after an awesome touchdown? Doesn’t Commissioner Roger Goodell have bigger fish to fry with domestic violence and child abuse cases? Let Graham have his celebrations, please.