The National Football League announced this week that officials at all training camp sites are stressing new rules to the players. These rules, which are also presented to the players in a video, are aimed at curbing celebrations by players and their teammates on scoring or other big plays.
Things now banned by the NFL include but are not limited to, sack dances, home run swings, Incredible Hulk moves, shoving the ball and spiking the ball among other things (which also includes ‘sexually suggestive moves’). If NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is trying to take the fun out of professional football, and many think he is, then he doesn’t have far to go to complete his mission.
The NFL claimed in a statemtn this morning that these things may be allowed but only if they are not intentionally done to taunt or embarrass an opponent. My question would be, why the clarification? Taunting penalties have already been put in place. I see no reason for this ‘clarification.’
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