The NFL has put the kibosh on excessive TD celebrations like Alfred Morris’ home run swing (see above) which is (now was) a salute to the kids in Little League.
Via CBS DC
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Beware the military salute!
The National Football League will reportedly be cracking down on excessive celebrations and taunting this upcoming season.
Pro Football Talk reports that that referees working training camps have been warning players about celebrating too much.
The taunting rule is nothing new in the NFL, but what some critics have dubbed the “No Fun League,” officials will now go a step further to enforce the rule.
The NFL rulebook states that a team will be penalized a loss of 15 yards if a player commits these acts: “sack dances; home run swing; incredible hulk; spiking the ball; spinning the ball; throwing or shoving the ball; pointing; pointing the ball; verbal taunting; military salute; standing over an opponent (prolonged and with provocation); or dancing.”
I can see banning things like the sack dance, throwing or shoving the ball, pointing, and standing over an opponent but, the home run swing and military salute?
C’mon National Football League.
- NFL, the No Fun League (the-sports-eye.com)
- A visual guide to the NFL’s new celebration rules (ftw.usatoday.com)
- NFL Intercepts ‘Celebrating’ from the Game (newsfixnow.com)
- Morris’ Home Run Celebration Banned (riggosrag.com)
- No Fun League…I Mean the NFL has a New Celebration Rule? (debo2pt.wordpress.com)