New Orleans, LA, United States (4E Sports) – New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham attended the 46th Annual Meet the Saints Luncheon at the New Orleans Marriott Friday, but quickly headed for the exit as the event ended.
Graham later returned to sign autographs but did not meet with reporters.
It appeared he was not in the mood to discuss details about his recent “dunking” fine.
The 27-year-old was fined $30,000 after dunking twice on the goalpost, a rule which was banned by the NFL this off-season.
Graham did his usual touchdown celebration twice in a pre-season game against the Tennessee Titans.
Besides the fine, the touchdown celebration drew two 15-yard penalties.
Saints Coach Sean Payton also expressed his dismay verbally, telling Graham he was “very upset” with him.
Graham tried to air his side on his infamous dunking celebration stating, “I’m not hurting anybody.”
“I just love the game. I have a lot of passion for the game. When I go out on Sundays, it’s fun for me,” he added.
NBC Sports reported that Graham already said he will no longer do his dunking celebration every time he scores a touchdown.