Saints’ Jimmy Graham penalized for his traditional touchdown ‘dunk’

Nikko Villanueva – 4E Sports Contributor

White Sulphur Springs, WV, United States (4E Sports) – NFL officials flagged Jimmy Graham in a New Orleans Saints scrimmage after doing his infamous TD dunk celebration.

The 27-year-old received a pass from quarterback Luke McCown to score the touchdown.

In Graham fashion, he dunked on the goalpost and was flagged for it, as the fans reacted negatively.

The NFL is serious towards banning Graham’s form of celebration next season.

Graham later tweeted a photo of the goalpost dunk with the caption “@nfl #HaterNation.”

NFL referee Gene Steratore and his crew were in New Orleans to explain and help implement the new set of rules.

Although there are still unclear regulations for finger rolls or dunks where the goalpost isn’t touched, Steratore just said they need to draw the line.

In previous statements, Graham said he needs to think of alternative ways to celebrate.

“I am going to listen to the rules and I understand the consequences,” he added.

Graham left no statement about getting flagged for the TD dunk.

The tight end performed well Saturday and Steratore even joked Graham after the dunk.

The NFL referee said that one day the rule could go down in history as the “Jimmy Graham rule.”

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