NFL Head of Officials Dean Blandino confirmed to the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday that the league will be penalizing players who dunk over the goal post.
NFL Head of Officials Dean Blandino told @dpshow that dunking the ball over the goal posts will be a penalty next season.
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) March 25, 2014
The rule change comes in the midst of the NFL meetings in Orlando, but was first mentioned last week. The league reportedly became concerned after one of Graham’s dunks knocked the goal post off-kilter last season, resulting in a stoppage of play.
Suffice it to say, however, it’s not a popular amendment.
So, dunking the ball over the goalpost is now a penalty, but Jeff Triplette is still gainfully employed by the NFL? Say what?
— SI_DougFarrar (@SI_DougFarrar) March 25, 2014
Poor Jimmy Graham.
— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) March 25, 2014
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 25, 2014
The NFL outlawed dunking over the goal posts? LEAGUE. FIXED.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) March 25, 2014
Of course they wait for Tony Gonzalez to retire first. Asinine. RT @PaulPabst: The NFL will not allow dunking the ball over the goal post.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 25, 2014
The “No Fun League” strikes again.
The NFL says no more dunking over the goalpost. This one I don't understand. Looks like I got out just in time.
— Tony Gonzalez (@TonyGonzalez88) March 25, 2014