NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 03: Tight end Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on October 3, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
THIS JUST IN: The NFL has fined Saints TE Jimmy Graham $30k for dunking over the goalpost. (via @AdamSchefter) pic.twitter.com/GDZ5WXu5kO
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 22, 2014
Hot on the heels of slapping Johnny Manziel with a $12,000 for flipping the Redskins’ sideline the bird Monday night, we have word from the league office that Saints tight end Jimmy Graham has been fined for violating one of the league’s 857 rules banning players from having any fun. Graham scored twice during the Saints’ Week 2 preseason game, and both times dunked the ball over the crossbar. The NFL passed a rule banning the touchdown celebration — made popular by Graham — and thus Graham was fined $30,000. That’s some solid emphasizing of the point there, NFL.
Two dunks on the goalpost = a $30k fine from the NFL for Jimmy Graham, per NFL spokesman.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 22, 2014
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