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NFL bans dunking celebration after touchdowns

By: John Butkus

One of the NFL’s most popular touchdown celebrations was banned by the league as of Monday. In previous seasons, this celebration was allowed, but in the upcoming 2014 season it will now be a penalty for the guilty team. One reason that the ban was put in place was to protect the goalposts. From time to time, when players executed the dunk they had so much force behind it, they actually bent the goalposts and caused a delay of the game while the goalpost was straightened out. The NFL is slowly taking away different types of post-touchdown celebrations, leading some players to believe the league is becoming a “no fun league.”

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